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Punch Drunk Love (2002) Movie Information

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Punch Drunk Love (2002)
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Overall Rank:

2293

Avg. Rating:

2.75/4

# of Ratings:

204

Genres:

Drama, Comedy

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/11/2002

DVD Release:

11/15/2016

Director:

Paul Thomas Anderson

Actors:

Adam Sandler
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Emily Watson
Luis Guzmán
Mary Lynn Rajskub
Jason Andrews

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A small business owner who has mental issues falls in love with a mysterious women by chance.

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Camper 04/06/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

So yeah. This was a strange one. I thought it was going to be your typical romantic comedy judging on the cover alone but I was very mistaken. I suppose it was good, in its own way but I doubt I'll ever rent it again. The background noises were extremely unsettling, I'm pretty sure the entire movie was meant to just make you uncomfortable and it worked.

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Snoogans 06/11/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

The story here is basic, lonely guy meets girl and love ensues. It's the presentation, offbeat areas of humor and characters that makes this film much more interesting. Sandler surprises with a performance that is both hostile and sweet.

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mitchellyoung 05/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

Though not as hardhitting as Magnolia or There Will Be Love, I still love PT Anderson and the way he is able to plumb the depths of the human experience through dark comedy and visceral performances. Adam Sandler gives his (only?) and best dramatic performance and knocks it out of the park. Weird and unsettling, but worthwhile.

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  Matthew Brady
Matthew Brady
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01/28/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Punch Drunk Love - Movie Review

"I sometimes cry a lot....for no reason."

This is the Adam Sandler I'd like to see more of. He's performance was both funny and heart-breaking at the same time. But I couldn't bring myself to watch another Sandler film after this. He's gotten so lazy and doesn't bother staring in theses type of movies anymore. This film perfectly demonstrates that he's capable of more than what he's famous for. You can see the boiling rage inside of Sandler character and tries to contain it. He acts nice around other people and finds joy in the strangest way.

There's nothing else quite like it. The lighting, camera movements, framing, timing, and EXTREME attention to detail bring this film to a whole other level. Paul Thomas Anderson is lighting in the bottle.

Oh and Philip ...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  memento_mori
memento_mori
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08/08/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Awkward and surreal.

When I want to watch a movie that I know will inspire me, change my perspective and have me marveling at its greatness, I pick a Paul Thomas Anderson movie.
I love the acting in There Will Be Blood, I adore the characters in Magnolia and Boogie Nights I could just watch a thousand times.
Sadly, Punch-Drunk Love isn't the case. It was actually quite a miss for PTA.
I think this is the problem: Directors who aren't familiar with comedy don't know how to do comedy directly.
They can have elements and moments of comedy and comedic reliefs in their films, but when they decide on a straight up comedy movie, it doesn't work out too well. Hence, we have this movie.

Adam Sandler wasn't funny in this movie, but I'm glad he decided to tone down and not act like a mule all the time (I really d...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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  Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
Movie God
 

12/15/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Punch Drunk Love review

If your into strange love stores with a crime story, this may appeal to you. A weird lonely business owner named Barry Egan (Adam Sandler) encounters a car crash wherein a mysterious harmonium was left on the street and meets Lena Leonard (Emily Watson). Barry tries to earn a million frequent flyer miles from a marketing glitch and calls a phone sex hotline for conversation. Dean Trumbell (Philip Seymour Hoffman), owner of a mattress store, is the Supervisor of "Georgia," the girl who wanted Barry's financial help.

Soundtrack was quite hypnotic much like Drive (2011). This film is admired by Judd Apatow since it clearly shows some dark humor. Pacing somewhat slow in the beginning then picks-up when trouble with the credit card/phone sex girl arises. Another baffling scene wher...

Rating of
3/4 

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