Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

  • Director – Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Starring – Adam Sadler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Written – Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Year – 2002
  • Running Time – 95 mins

They say that every one has a book in them.  If that is true then I reckon every movie star has at least one good film in them and Punch-Drunk Love is Adam Sandler’s one good film.  I remember listening to UK film critic Mark Kermode before he planned to watch Sandler’s horrendously double-acted Jack and Jill, he stated that as low as Sandler has sunk of late he still goes into each of his new releases remembering that Sandler was in Punch-Drunk Love.  This gives him hope, for a short time anyway. (more…)