The Cobbler

The Cobbler

Taglines: Saving the neighborhood one sole at a time.

In the Lower East Side of New York City in 1903, a group of Jewish men are gathered in the shop of a cobbler to discuss a problem that has been plaguing them. A crook named Gergerman has been running their businesses out and harassing the men and their families. The men hand over a pair of Gergerman’s shoes to the cobbler, Pinchas Simkin. Pinchas takes the shoes to the basement of his shop and uses a special stitching machine to work on the shoes. His young son Herschel enters, and Pinchas explains to him the importance of the machine.

In the present day, Max Simkin works as the cobbler in the shop. His work neighbor is Jimmy, who operates the barber shop next door. A young woman named Carmen Herrera comes in to tell Max that she is working with the community of the Lower East Side to prevent big time developers from tearing down parts of the neighborhood to build huge complex buildings. Max doesn’t seem to care at all what happens to the shop. Max lives at home with his ailing mother Sarah. The two of them wish they could see Max’s father one more time.

A local thug named Leon Ludlow goes into the shop for Max to replace the soles in his shoes. Max’s current stitching machine fails, so he uses the one that his ancestors used. Out of curiosity, he checks Ludlow’s shoe size to see that he wears a size 10 1/2 like Max. Max tries the shoes on, and to his surprise, he literally becomes Ludlow. He grabs other shoes and uses the machine on it, realizing what he can do with this.

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The Cobbler

Directed by: Thomas McCarthy
Starring: Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens, Ellen Barkin, Steve Buscemi, Dustin Hoffman, Elena Kampouris, Jared Sandler, Melonie Diaz
Screenplay by: Thomas McCarthy, Paul Sado
Production Design: Stephen H. Carter
Cinematography by: W. Mott Hupfel
Film Editing by: Tom McArdle
Set Decoration by: Sarah E. McMillan
Sanat Yönetmeni: Marie Lynn Wagner
Music by: John Debney, Nick Urata
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence, language and brief partial nudity.
Studio: Image Entertainment
Release Date: March 13, 2015

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