Uncut Gems – Meaning Behind the Movie

Uncut Gems is a 2019 movie by the masters of anxiety-inducing cinema, the Safdie brothers. Starring Adam Sandler as Howard Ratner, a Jewish-American jeweller who is a compulsive gambler, Uncut Gems takes us through the rollercoaster that is Howard’s life. As he tries to juggle an increasingly precarious act that seems like it is going to come tumbling down at any moment.

Listen to our podcast episode to learn more about the themes, morals and lessons of Uncut Gems, an exploration into gambling, addiction and our modern consumer society.

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