#49. Uncut Gems (2019)



– Directors: Ben Safdie, Joshua Safdie

– Metascore: 91

– Runtime: 135 minutes

Adam Sandler is a fast-talking, manic, and deeply-in-debt gem dealer who thinks he has found a solution to his problems by selling a huge uncut opal. But he allows a customer, an NBA star, to borrow the gem, setting off a string of calamities. Inspiration for the movie came in part from directors Ben and Joshua Safdie’s father, who worked for a time in midtown Manhattan’s Diamond District.