Uncut Gems is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie.
Starring Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, Keith Williams Richards, Idina Menzel, Eric Bogosian, Jonathan Aranbayev, Michael Francesa, Noa Fisher, Judd Hirsch and others.
A24 on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 released the trailer:
Uncut Gems | Official Trailer HD | A24.
In 2010, Ethiopian Jewish miners retrieve a rare black opal from the Welo mine in Africa. In 2012, gambling addict Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) runs KMH, a jewelry store in New York's Diamond District. He struggles to pay off gambling debts, including the $100,000 he owes to Arno (Eric Bogosian), his loan shark brother-in-law. His domestic life is split between Dinah, his estranged wife who has agreed to a divorce after Passover, and his girlfriend Julia, an employee at KMH. Howard's business associate Demany (LaKeith Stanfield) recruits basketball superstar Kevin Garnett to visit KMH, and the Ethiopian opal, which Howard had ordered, coincidentally arrives while Garnett is in the store. He shows the opal to Garnett who becomes obsessed with it, insisting on holding onto it for good luck at his game that night. Howard reluctantly agrees, accepting Garnett's NBA championship ring as collateral.
Immediately after Garnett leaves, Howard pawns the ring and places a 6-way parlay on Garnett playing extraordinarily well in that night's game. Howard wins $600,000 but is ambushed at his daughter's school play by Arno and his bodyguards Phil (Keith Williams Richards) and Nico (Tommy Kominik). Arno reveals that he placed a stop on Howard's bet as it was made with money owed to him. Phil and Nico strip Howard naked and lock him in the trunk of his Mercedes, forcing him to call Dinah for help. Howard tracks down Demany who is at a nightclub party hosted by The Weeknd. Demany says that Garnett still has the opal, angering Howard. Furthermore, Howard discovers Julia and The Weeknd snorting cocaine together in a bathroom, causing a fistfight between Howard and The Weeknd. Howard demands that Julia move out of his apartment. After an awkward Passover dinner, Howard asks Dinah to give him another shot, which she immediately rejects.
Here is the full cast and characters of Uncut Gems.
The film Uncut Gems was scheduled to be released on August 30, 2019 (Telluride, Telluride Film Festival) and on December 13, 2019 (United States) by A24, (United States), Netflix and (International).
The duration of the film is 135 minutes. With a budget of < $20 million, the film grossed over $50 million.
The film Uncut Gems is rated with "R" rating.
Uncut Gems filming. Principal photography began on September 25, 2018, in New York City, and concluded on November 15, 2018.
Uncut Gems got high rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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