Uncut Gems | 2019

Directed by: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie

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Main Plot

With his debts mounting and angry collectors closing in, a fast-talking New York City jeweler risks everything in hope of staying afloat and alive.


  • Adam Sandler's character, Howard Ratner, is a jeweler with a gambling addiction who gets caught up in a high-stakes bet.
  • Julia Fox's character in "Uncut Gems" is a love interest and accomplice to the main character, helping him with his risky schemes.
  • Idina Menzel plays the role of Dinah Ratner, the estranged wife of the main character Howard Ratner.


In the ending of "Uncut Gems," Howard Ratner manages to secure a potentially lucrative bet on a basketball game. However, he is shot by Arno, a loan shark he owes money to, and dies. As the film concludes, it is revealed that the opal Howard had been obsessing over, which he believed would bring him great fortune, is discovered inside his body during the autopsy. The film ends with a close-up of the opal, leaving the audience with a sense of irony and the consequences of Howard's relentless pursuit of wealth.

Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie