Extremely well-written, directed and performed, Uncut Gems is a character study that plays like a thriller (though the grating score is awful).
I could never have imagined that I would ever say this, but Adam Sandler is simply playing his role in an exceptionally excellent way. This was actually worthy of an Oscar nomination.
I don’t necessarily subscribe myself to the belief that this is undoubtably Sandler’s best work ever (it would require some rewatching of films I sincerely admire of his from my youth before I could)
“The Meyerowitz Stories” for me is a traditional dysfunctional family drama that appears to work.
Sandy Wexler is based on Adam Sandler former manager Sandy Wernick and I think this helps develop the character knowing it is based on someone Sandler worked closely with.