Uncut Gems is a 2019 American thriller directed by Josh and Benny Safdie. Uncut Gems sees a charismatic jeweller make a high stake bet that could lead to a life-changing windfall, but there are no guarantees because it is, after all, a gamble which could go either way.
The film stars Adam Sandler as the main character, playing the role of Howard Ratner. The film also stars Julia Fox, Lakeith Stanfield, Kevin Garnett, Eric Bogosian and Idina Menzel.
The Main Story
Howard Ratner is a Jewish American Jeweller in New York, who also has a gambling addiction.
In 2010 Ethiopian Jewish miners recover an expensive rare black opal smuggled into the USA from Africa by Howard in 2012. He intended to sell the gem to pay his gambling debts to his brother-in-law, a loan shark. It’s a world away from best online casino south africa, though of course physically the same area of the world.
When the opal arrives at his store KHM basketball star Kevin Garnett spots it and becomes obsessed with the gem.
He insists on holding onto the gem as good luck charm for his game that night to which Ratner reluctantly agrees and accepts Garnets 2008 NBA Championship ring as collateral.
Ratner immediately pawns the ring and places a six-way parlay on Garnett playing well which he does. Howard wins $1.2million and is ecstatic, but then things go belly up as the loan shark sends his goons after Howard resulting in them shooting him. As you can see the movie is as much based in sports, and specifically sports betting than it is offline or the best online casino sites. Nowadays of course there is so much crossover between these two worlds.
The film when all is said and done highlights the mayhem caused by greed, and the destruction that can be cased by it. The movie received many good reviews and was a box office hit. It is almost universally views as one of Adam Sandler’s’ best movies. There is a certain irony to that as Adam Sandler’s agent initially rejected the script.