Uncut Gems, a jewel of a film

Looking for a movie to watch can be an overwhelming experience for most people. With so much variety on the Netflix homepage, choosing what to watch can take away precious time that should be spent relaxing and eating popcorn. Let us take that stress away and recommend a film that will keep your eyes glued to the screen. Uncut Gems is a recent collab between the Safdie brothers and Adam Sandler that results in a fast paced, nerve wracking film that will keep you both rooting and hating Sandler’s character, Howard Ratner. 

Adam Sandler’s performance of Ratner is both entrancing and enfuriating as the audience follow his ventures as a scheming jewelry store owner who’s popularity has peaked and is now fighting debt and family crisis to stay afloat.Ratner’s addiction to gambling and loans lead him to be in hot water with several characters throughout the film, including his mob boss cousin, Arno. Performances by NBA champion Kevin Garnett and cameos by The Weeknd make the film’s setting of lavish lifestyles approachable and believable; with Garnett particularly giving an intense and stellar performance. 

 With all his money on one last bet, can Howard Ratner finally pay off his debts? With a jaw dropping ending, Uncut Gems is the go to film on Netflix for an exciting and unforgettable watch this summer. 


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