• Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

Punch-Drunk Love

Release Date: October 11th, 2002

DVD Release Date: June 24th, 2003

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Although susceptible to violent outbursts, bathroom supply business owner Barry Egan (Adam Sandler) is a timid and shy man by disposition, leading a lonely, uneventful life -- partly due to the constant berating he suffers from his seven sisters. However, several events transpire that shake up Egan's mundane existence, one of which is falling in love with one sister's co-worker, Lena Leonard (Emily Watson). But the romance is threatened when Egan falls victim to an extortionist.

Cast: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Rico Buena, Hazel Mailloux, Julie Hermelin

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Revolution Films, Ghoulardi Film Company

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Hospital , Dark , 2000s , Underdog , Office , Love , Love interest , Sister , Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Difficult too, and certainly problematic, but it's sometimes quite wonderful. Do see it if you're curious about one-of-a-kind films, and if you care about the ever-evolving career of one of our most gifted filmmakers.

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The film is exhilarating to watch because Sandler, liberated from the constraints of formula, reveals unexpected depths as an actor. show more

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    With its feverish, percussive soundtrack and bravura cinematography, is like a bolt from the blue, chock-full of unexpected delight. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy