Max Simkin (Sandler) repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family
for generations from his father (Hoffman). Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon an heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. Sometimes walking in another man's shoes is the only way to find out who you really are.
Set in New York’s Lower East Side where the central character’s story has spent his youth and adult life. A character in itself, the setting, the diversity of New York and the history of the Lower East Side play heavily in the story. The movie starts in 1903 in a tenement building such it owes a lot to the history of that particular neighbourhood, something that’s constantly referenced in the movie, right up to the very last scene.
While Melissa Toth, our costume designer, had to come up with outfits for Adam that sometimes 10, 11, 12 different characters would also wear. It was fun to see that happening,” related director McCarthy on the film’s location and production.
“The Cobbler” opens this February 25 in cinemas from Pioneer Films.
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