• Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

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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 Anderson

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Revolution Films, Ghoulardi Film Company

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Anderson orchestrates a comic romance like no other. The effect is intoxicating. Sandler and the movie will knock you for a loop. show more

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

  • 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.

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