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Punch-Drunk Love
  • R
  • 1h 35m
  • 2002
Certified Fresh80%
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Winner of the Best Director Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, "this misfit love story of disconnected people trying to find one another in an antagonistic world is a comedy of discomfort and rage that turns unexpectedly sweet and pure." Adam Sandler gives an amazing and unusual performance as Barry Egan, a socially impaired owner of a small novelty business, who is dominated by seven sisters and is unlikely to find love unless it finds him. When a mysterious woman comes into his life, his emotions go haywire, fluctuating between uncontrollable rage, lust and self-doubt. "Punch-Drunk Love leaves you addled, a little dizzy and overcome by a pleasing, unlikeable sensation." "A romantic comedy as wonderful as it is strange that expands the genre to its absurdist outer limits and makes us believe." From the writer/director of Boogie Nights and Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love is a dark, lovely and unique film experience.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh80%
Critics Consensus: Odd, touching, and unique, Punch-Drunk Love is also delightfully funny, utilizing Adam Sandler's comic persona to explore the life of a lonely guy who finds love.
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Time Out
Derek Adams
Rotten

The film looks good and has its funny moments, but too often one senses Anderson straining to impr...

June 21, 2017
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Eleanor Ringel Cater
Fresh

It is quite a vision.

June 17, 2017
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Robert Denerstein
Rotten

The journey toward redemption feels more like a cinematic experiment than a full-blown movie.

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Odd romantic journey for adults and older teens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has a good deal of mature material, including very strong language, sexual references and situations including a call to a telephone sex line, and violence. Parents of Adam Sandler fans should know that this is very different from his other movies and should exercise caution in allowing teenagers to see it.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:October 11, 2002
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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