Netflix's 'Meyerowitz Stories' gets four-minute Standing Ovation at World Premiere at Cannes

Meyerowitz Stories and Okja are the only two films from Netflix and both were at the center of lots of controversy as the fest has promised this year, not to screen any films next year that aren’t guaranteed a theatrical release.

Netflix Netflix's 'Meyerowitz Stories' gets four-minute Standing Ovation at World Premiere at Cannes Source : Press

Second official selection form the streaming service Netflix, at the Cannes International Film Festival - Noah Baumbach directed ‘The Meyerowitz Stories' was received enthusiastically at the Cannes film festival with a standing ovation which is reported to be lasted four minutes on Sunday night following its Palais premiere.
The standing ovation and the reception of the movie was an extremely emotional moment for the actor of the film - Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandlers, Ben Stiller and Emma Thompson. The stars of the movie were all teary eyed at the end of the movie. So were Greta Getwig and Lisa Hauffman, Baumbach's girlfriend and Dustin Hoffman's wife, respectively.

The movie is said to be a drama comedy that follows a fractious clan of New York intellectuals. Dustin Hoffman, in the movie will be playing the role of an emotionally withholding pater familias, a sculptor who's never quite achieved the success he feels he deserves. Emma Thompson will be seen plying the role of his latest wife and Sandler and Stiller play his two sons, who are half-brothers and rivals. The family is not the most loving and harmonious family but they are forced to reunite when the patriarch is hospitalized.

The movie was screened for the press, earlier in the day before the bog official screening. The movie there was met generally appreciative reviews, with many offering special praise for Sandler taking on a serious acting role.

Meyerowitz Stories and Okja are the only two films from Netflix and both were at the center of lots of controversy as the fest has promised this year, not to screen any films next year that aren't guaranteed a theatrical release.