Punch Drunk Love Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2291

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 208

Theatrical Release Date: 10/11/2002

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/15/2016

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Comedy

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

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

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

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Rating of
2.5/4

Camper - wrote on 04/06/2015

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.

Rating of
3.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 06/11/2012

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.

Rating of
4/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 05/07/2012

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
Movie God

Rating of
3.5/4

Punch Drunk Love - Movie Review

Matthew Brady - wrote on 01/28/2017

"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 Seymour …

memento_mori
memento_mori
Producer

Rating of
2.5/4

Awkward and surreal.

memento_mori - wrote on 08/08/2013

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 …

Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

Punch Drunk Love review

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/15/2012

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 …

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