Punch-Drunk Love Reviews
The feature focuses on creating various high pitched dramatic sequences that mesmerizes the audience with a smart and funny script with sketchy characters. Paul Thomas Anderson; the writer-director, brings out this eerie world from his magic hat and projects his first rom-com on his own metaphorical way. Adam Sandler is amazing and hilarious in his role and is supported by a great cast like Emily Watson and Luis Guzman. Punch-Drunk Love is not your typical rom-com as it goes into dark places where no other such genre feature would do and still amuses you in its way.
While there are details and moments that are displayed on screen that I can't make sense of, some of the strange moments that occur are presented in a confident way that keeps you from feeling turned off. When something would come up that wouldn't make since, my rationale would be "I don't know what this means, but i feel it means something". This is a remarkable achievement.
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This is one of those films that makes you smile. Paul Thomas Anderson's romantic comedy 'Punch-Drunk Love' is about as sweet as you get, following a lonely guy who finally finds someone he connects with. Of course, in true Anderson fashion, there's also a subplot involving some angry con-artists who want his money, and plenty of odd-ball plot points along the way. It's with films like this, along with 'Magnolia' and 'Boogie Nights', that I feel Anderson truly shines. Fast-paced, heartfelt dramas and comedies dominated his early career, and he does them masterfully. His later work has become much more serious and sombre which, whilst many of them are still very good, some would even say masterpieces, they never grab me emotionally quite like his earlier work. Adam Sandler and Emily Watson both do great work here, and the film is packed full of long takes and exciting direction - another thing seemingly lost from Anderson's recent work. It does wrap up rather quickly and there's the sense that some plot points could have been better executed, but that doesn't stop it from being a truly engaging and heartfelt comedy.
[Paul Thomas Anderson]