The Cobbler

This toxic Adam Sandler movie about magical shoes is beyond repair

Adam Sandler in 'The Cobbler.' Credit: Image Entertainment

Bad things can happen to talented people. Take Tom McCarthy, who wrote and directed The Station AgentThe Visitor and Win Win. All gems. His fourth film, The Cobbler, is a failure on every level. It's a toxic smear of curdled whimsy about a New York shoe-repair man (a lumbering Adam Sandler), who transforms into his customers when he puts on their shoes. The film is beyond awful and beyond repair.