'Uncut Gems' supercut brings together more than 500 F-bombs

Tom Beasley
Contributor
Adam Sandler in 'Uncut Gems'. (Credit: A24/Netflix)

Uncut Gems made headlines for a lot of reasons earlier this year, from bringing Adam Sandler critical acclaim to featuring one of the most devastating endings in recent memory.

But it was also renowned for its potty mouth, with characters in the film using variations on the word “f***” 560 times throughout the movie — an average of four f***s per minute.

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This mammoth total, as well as turning the air bluer than a Smurf convention, puts the movie in fourth place on the all-time list of movies featuring the word f*** the most times.

It’s only beaten by comedy Swearnet: The Movie, the rather self-explanatory documentary F*** and Martin Scorsese’s crime epic The Wolf of Wall Street.

Netflix has now unveiled a four-minute supercut, distilling the Safdie Brothers’ anarchic thriller down to just the F-bombs.

Sandler starred as wheeler-dealer jeweller Howard Ratner in the movie, which followed his attempts to pay back his gambling debts by selling a valuable black opal.

The cast also featured Julia Fox, Lakeith Stanfield and Idina Menzel, with basketball player Kevin Garnett portraying himself.

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The movie became an indie hit, earning $50m (£38.4m) worldwide and becoming distributor A24’s highest-grossing project.

Critical acclaim was near universal, with the movie scoring a 92% approval score on aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

Despite serious awards season buzz and nominations from several major organisations, the movie was entirely snubbed at the Oscars.

Uncut Gems (Credit: A24/Netflix)

Adam Sandler did manage to pick up several awards, including the special Razzie Redeemer Award, given to actors who have gone from the cinematic gutter to acclaim.

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Sandler, however, was not always the first choice for the lead role, with Sacha Baron Cohen and Jonah Hill both in the frame.

The Safdies revealed the film would’ve been a vastly different proposition with another leading man.

Josh Safdie said: “We were such big fans of everything he's done, starting when we were kids with the comedy records and going to the movies.

“He's the only person who could make those movies work.”