Punch-Drunk Love (2-DVD) R

You can go to places in the world with pudding.
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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 15, 2016
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by Director Paul Thomas Anderson
    • Blossoms & Blood, a short 2002 piece by Anderson featuring Adam Sandler and Emily Watson, along with music by Jon Brion
    • New interview with Brion
    • New piece featuring behind-the-scenes footage of a recording session for the film's soundtrack
    • New conversation between curators Michael Connor and Lia Gangitano about the art of Jeremy Blake, used in the film
    • Additional artwork by Blake
    • Cannes Film Festival press conference from 2002
    • NBC News interview from 2000 with David Phillips, the "pudding guy"
    • Twelve Scopitones
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Mattress Man commercial
    • Trailers
    • Plus: An essay by filmmaker, author, and artist Miranda July
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Dolby Digital 5.1
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
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Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Produced by , &
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Major Awards:

Cannes 2002 - Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh80%

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Total Count: 192

Upright77%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 139,956
Rating: A- -- This is a genius romantic comedy. Full Review
Good Morning America
Jan 3, 2018
...A marvel of pure emotion that links the rage inherent in the films of both Sandler and Anderson. Sandler can act, beautifully. That's that...
Rolling Stone
Oct 19, 2002
Rating: 5/5 -- Perhaps overshadowed by Anderson's other more ostensibly serious work, Punch-Drunk Love nevertheless represents both a highlight for the director and for its star.
CineVue
Jan 16, 2017
Although shot through with realism... Punch-Drunk Love comes off as a fractured millennial riff on the old-fashioned MGM musical. Full Review
L.A. Weekly
May 17, 2018
Anderson knows precisely how to convey his ideas, but the ideas themselves often feel slight once delivered. Full Review
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Feb 26, 2012
Rating: A -- While certainly sweet, Love is more compelling as a veiled threat, with Anderson jerking the audience around, wielding abrasive characters and hostile situations in a manner I've come to adore. Full Review
Modamag.com
Dec 28, 2009
The film looks good and has its funny moments, but too often one senses Anderson straining to impress... Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006

Product Description:

Paul Thomas Anderson follows 1999's MAGNOLIA with the intensely compelling character study PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE. Barry Egan (Adam Sandler) is a quiet, shy, socially awkward man with an office in an out-of-the-way warehouse. He is dedicated to his job as a wholesale toilet plunger salesman, he keeps a nice apartment, and he is obsessed with special offers on grocery store products. Barry's latest fixation is on frequent flier miles included with the purchase of Healthy Choice foods. Barry wears a bright blue suit, though he doesn't know why. With seven outspoken sisters, Barry is constantly being nagged, questioned, and berated. He is challenged to explain the reasons for his actions, and it eventually becomes clear that Barry cannot control his often-violent impulses, a trait which is increasingly problematic. When a beautiful woman, Lena Leonard (Emily Watson), walks into his life with an instinctive attraction to him, a nonjudgmental attitude, and unconditional love, Barry undergoes a powerful transformation.

Anderson's film is a tour-de-force for which he garnered the Best Director award at Cannes 2002. Set primarily in Los Angeles and Utah, he shoots either bleak deserted spaces (apartment building hallways) or lush, exotic paradises (Hawaii). Aiming for a Technicolor look, the blue of Barry's suit in contrast with Lena's solid pinks, reds, and whites, pops off of the screen. Colorful interludes designed by visual artist Jeremy Blake offer hallucinogenic lapses from the action of the film, while the rapid percussive score by Jon Brion keeps the suspense and the emotional exasperation of the film on a constantly high level.

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  • Theatrical Release: OCTOBER 11, 2002

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  • UPC: 715515189019
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