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|Punch-Drunk Love |
Two Disc Special Edition
Actors: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Andrews, Don McManus
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
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Daniel A. (Daniel) from EUGENE, OR
Reviewed on 2/8/2010...
Erratically entertaining, yet annoyingly unpredictable. Sandler's only watchable film to date and Watson at her most attractive. Certain things, like the soundtrack are difficult to take.
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
S A A. (Learned2Heal)
Reviewed on 12/14/2008...
This movie is visually and psychologically very interesting. It has a fairly quirky but riveting plot, with Adam Sandler playing a character very different from his usual silly, vapid fare. Emily Watson is a surprise in her role as the main character's love interest, and handles it very well indeed.
The synopsis on this page does not do it justice, but it would be hard to measure up to that task. Although, I should add that the "violence" alluded to is hardly worth mentioning. It crops up very briefly here and there, just to give you a sense of the frustration and inner turmoil of the main character. In fact, through most of the movie he is a very easy-going, gentle, ultimately repressed soul.
Philip Seymour Hoffman has a few brief but welcome scenes as one of the main bad guys. As always, he is brilliant.
Many of this movie's scenes seem almost like dream sequences, even though they are not. It has some good chuckles and a few, unexpected, audio-visual shocks. Good ones that leave you gasping because they were so well crafted and so unexpected.
Overall. this is a "you gotta see it to see what I mean" kind of movie.
The nominations and awards given to this movie were all very well earned, IMO.
A very unusual movie that stays with you. In a good way. IMDB rates it 7.4/10. I would give it a 3.8/5.
6 of 6 member(s) found this review helpful.
A different take on Adam Sandler comedies
Acid | Rogers, AR USA | 02/22/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I remember reading that P.T. Anderson was trying to make a conventional Adam Sandler comedy through his own looking glass. That pretty much sums it up. Sandler's character is a tragi-comic, realistic version of every character he had ever played up to this point: a stunted, almost retarded man-child with a loving heart and uncontrollable fits of violence. Whereas in a standard Sandler film, the jokes would be played for cheap (very, very cheap) laughs and you would be expected to fall for , and root for, the character from the start, P.T. does nothing of the sort. The humor is of the uncomfortable variety, the love story is at times touching, at other times sad and even disturbing. There is an artificialty to everything; a very trippy, psychedlic feel to everything, meant, I'm sure, to indicate the mental state of Sandler's mildly insane character. It was an absolute blast watching this movie on opening weekend with all of the Adam Sandler fans who expected another 2 hours of brainless, thoughtless potty humor.
This movie speaks volumes to me, as my own brother is VERY similar to Sandler's character in almost all regards. His character is a lot more realistic than most viewers would care to admit.
A wonderfully quirky, unique film."