PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE (Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France 2002)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Stars ìììì

Punch-Drunk Love—
unique love storyflavors itself with sweet, innocent scenes that invoke small smiles and gentle chuckles. There are scenes with graphic sexual dialog; but, for the most part, the film flows smoothly and provides satisfying entertainment.

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Bachelor Barry Egan needs to marry, but lacks the courage. A series of unrelated events dovetail to introduce the love of his life and to enable him to find his courage. 

Additional Thanks

Great Work for Director Paul Thomas Anderson. Thank you to Producers Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Lupi, and JoAnne Sellar for making the film possible. Additional character/cast include: Lance (Luis Guzmán), Kathleen (Julie Hermelin), Customer #1 (David Schrempf), Customer #2 (Seann Conway), Rico (Rico Bueno), Rhonda (Hazel Mailloux), Steve (Larry Ring), Richard (Kerry Gelbard), and Dean Trumbell (Philip Seymour Hoffman).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film delivers well-timed dialogue and serves as a wonderful watch.

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