Punch Drunk Love
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By etrigan - Last updated: Sunday, August 3, 2003 - Save & Share - 5 Comments

I just posted my “review”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/etrigan/ww/archive/000319.html of PDL(Punch Drunk Love) at “Worth Watching”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/etrigan/ww/ . Be sure to read through as I drool like a 1980’s pre-teen over this decade’s George Lucas — that would be Paul Thomas Anderson.

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5 Responses to “Punch Drunk Love”

Comment from Jank
Time August 3, 2003 at 11:31 pm

BTW- I’m broken up that you didn’t reference my Legally Blonde II review over at WW.

Comment from Gibson
Time August 4, 2003 at 10:22 am

My god! Though I have to initially agree that Adam Sandler’s performance was very well done, I found that no oscar worthy performance by ANYONE could have made this movie any more interesting. I left in a daze as to what redeeming value did anything in this movie have. None of the characters had any redeeming characteristics, the plot was monotonous, and the score was flatlining. Yes, Sandler deserved an Oscar, but after five minutes, no one that could vote stuck around to see his performance. Sorr, I have to disagree.

Comment from candi
Time August 4, 2003 at 10:29 am

Okay so I admit that the acting was beautifully done and it was refreshing to see that Adam Sandler has film aspirations beyond hallucinating about penguins and teaching small children to defecate in public places, but if the purpose of this movie was to make people want to literally punch someone (thus an appropriate title), then it did its job! I have to say that it wasn’t a movie that opened my mind to the world of psychosis, nor did it leave me with a warm fuzzy feeling in the end, so I feel somewhat disappointed!

Comment from Becky
Time August 4, 2003 at 12:53 pm

When I started my 2nd viewing of PDL, I was very cranky and sure that I was going to fall asleep after 10 minutes, even though I had loved the movie the first time.

But, I have to say, this movie is just so gorgeous that it sucked me in. The cinematography is breathtaking, the plot is simple (but not overly so) and there’s not a spare moment of the film that needs to be edited out. And it’s so funny — the dialogue, the characters (I love the 7 sisters!), the camera work.

Above all, I LOVE the message of this movie. His life was a total trainwreck, he’s basically a freak with no social skills to speak of, but he manages to find this perfect love. Who could find fault with that?

Comment from etrigan
Time August 4, 2003 at 3:13 pm

I try not to respond to disagreements about my reviews because identifying with a movie is such a personal thing that we can never expect to all agree on the “quality” of a film. To defend my love for this film, though, I would like to extend my review with a few spoilers that explain why I like it so much.

If you have not seen PDL and read any more of this comment you will know more about the movie than you really want to…but then again, it may convince you to give it a try.

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