By Arun Sajnani
UNCUT GEMS – When you have one of the executive producers like Martin Scorcese, then you know it is going to be a film with a lot of gray shades and about a flawed character. Its a great formula for a film like – “UNCUT GEMS”. Actor Adam Sandler and Directed by the Safdie Brothers deliver the goods indeed..
The film is about a Jewish Jeweler from New York City, who owes money to his brother in-law. Everything seems to never go right. And when a good sale comes along, he then bets it on basketball games, to win big faster. But instead he is in debts. He has a family, and a bimbo young girlfriend on the side.He has a special “UNCUT GEM” that came smuggled from Ethiopia. He wishes to sell auction it off to clear his debts. Instead he lends it in good faith, with intent to buy to the Boston Celtics basketball player, played by Kevin Garnett himself.
Things keep on going downhill, until he a massive jackpot bet in the end that would clear him from all his misery. and that is just the tip of the iceberg. This is just a fun film to watch and it engrosses you. This is by far one of the bets performances by Adam Sandler in his career. I can definitely see an Oscar nomination for Best Actor coming soon. The film gets a 4 star recommendation indeed. A Must See!!! Courtesy Awesome TV & BEING FILMY.