WHO’S IN IT?
Adam Sandler (Punch-Drunk Love), Kevin Garnett (film debut), Idina Menzel (Frozen), Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry to Bother You), Julia Fox (film debut), Eric Bogosian (Cadillac Records), The Weeknd (film debut), Paloma Elsesser (film debut), Keith Williams Richards (film debut), Judd Hirsch (Ordinary People), Mike Francesa (film debut), Noa Fisher (film debut), Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Benny Safdie (Good Time), director, writer, editor; Josh Safdie (Daddy Longlegs), director, writer; Ronald Bronstein (Heaven Knows What), writer, editor; Sebastian Bear-McClard (Still Life), Oscar Boyson (Green Corn), Eli Bush (Lady Bird) and Scott Rudin (No Country For Old Men), producers; Daniel Lopatin (The Bling Ring), composer; Darius Khondji (The Lost City of Z), cinematographer
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Howard Ratner (Sandler) is a New York jeweller with a gambling addiction who comes into possession of a rare Ethiopian opal, which he intends to use to pay off his debts and possibly obtain the score of a lifetime. However, a series of bad decisions and aggressive run-ins with irate loan sharks cause Howard’s plan to continuously go south…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Adam Sandler is absolutely amazing – yes, you read that right – in this incredibly intense thriller from the Safdie Brothers, who hit big with their little-seen but critically acclaimed movie Good Time.