Cobbler trailer

In The Cobbler Adam Sandler plays a shoe repairman who isn’t happy with the lonely, dead-end life he’s crafted for himself. Then he discovers that the old sewing machine in his shop basement is actually a magic old sewing machine. Shoes repaired on that machine give the wearer a chance to live in the body of the shoes’ actual owner.  Watch the Cobbler trailer below.

Thaomas McCarthy (The Station Agent, Win Win) directed this one. I really don’t know what to make of The Cobbler based on this trailer — it looks like a joke movie that would be a movie-in-a-movie gag in some other comedy. Sure, you throw Steve Buscemi, Dustin Hoffman and Ellen Barkin in there and some scenes are going to work. But the thing as a whole? Yowch.

The Cobbler doesn’t have a US date yet. Trailer via Voltage Pictures.

THE COBBLER is a warm and character-driven comedy that plays to the strengths of Adam Sandler’s and Thomas McCarthy’s most commercial successes. Sandler plays a 4th generation shoe-maker who discovers a magical sewing machine in his father’s basement that allows him to transform into other people by wearing their shoes. Similar in theme to Tom Hanks’ BIG, TRADING PLACES, and 13 GOING ON 30, THE COBBLER provides the perfect vehicle for Sandler to exhibit his endearing and selfless boyish charm, taking him on a voyage of self-discovery and learning the importance of family via the magic of “walking a mile in another man’s shoes.” A journey that results not only in changing himself, but the world around him.

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