Even though the premise sounded Adam Sandler-esque through and through, we really had high hopes that with “The Station Agent” and “Win Win” director Thomas McCarthy behind the camera, “The Cobbler” might be a welcomed reprieve from the comic actor’s usual schtick. We were wrong. A complete misfire and a total flop when it premiered at Toronto International Film Festival last fall (here’s our review), you can now see for yourself how this thing turned out, with the first international trailer dropping today.
Co-starring Method Man, Steve Buscemi, Ellen Barkin, Melonie Diaz, and Dustin Hoffman, the story follows a mild-mannered cobbler who discovers a magical stitching machine that allows him to inhabit the lives of people whose shoes he mends. This leads to romance, creepily stalking women, facing off against thugs, and though it’s not mentioned in the trailer, a battle against gentrification. And yes, it’s as messy as all of that sounds, and not very funny or fantastical either.
“The Cobbler” arrives on March 13th. Watch below.