So, we’re going to be honest here, “The Cobbler” looks like a hot mess. It was one of the most poorly reviewed films when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall, and we’re not one to question the veracity of such reviews when a trailer well..looks like this.
The Playlist opened their review with, “Well, we’ll say this for ‘The Cobbler,’ it’s probably the first anti-gentrification, magical shoe, Jewish fable in the history of cinema.” The film follows Sandler’s Max, a fourth generation New York cobbler who discovers that he can steps into the lives of others if he uses a magical machine when fixing their shoes. Word of mouth at TIFF declared it was one of the biggest disappointments of the fest.
But who knows? Maybe everyone was wrong and “The Cobbler” is going to end up a sleeper hit. Though, Image Entertainment’s reluctance to set a release date isn’t a great sign. Hey, at lease there’s potential for another Dan Stevens shower scene. Check out the trailer below: