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Punch-Drunk Love

Punch-Drunk Love

Adam Sandler
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Cast: Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
, Emily Watson
Emily Watson
, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Paul Thomas Anderson
Punch-Drunk Love

Punch-Drunk Love

Adam Sandler
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Cast: Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
, Emily Watson
Emily Watson
, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Paul Thomas Anderson

Blu-ray (Color)

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Overview

While Punch-Drunk Love is aggressively idiosyncratic, it most certainly fits thematically with Paul Thomas Anderson's other works. Hard Eight is about a man creating a new family in order to overcome the guilt he feels for destroying his own; Boogie Nights is about creating a new family to escape the dysfunction of one's biological family; and Magnolia is about confronting and making peace with family members. Punch-Drunk is about a man so emotionally henpecked by his seven sisters that only the love of a woman can get him to break through the layers of defensiveness he has constructed around his inner self. Adam Sandler is superb as Barry Egan. Anderson has successfully integrated the violent subtext of Sandler's comedic persona and transformed that element of his personality from something that gets laughs into something that engenders sympathy and communicates deep psychological issues. Anderson's precise framings as well as his superb feel for sound and music are on display throughout the film. The style and substance of the film meld superbly throughout, but never more so than during the extended shot involving Barry talking to a phone sex operator. The single take communicates his lonesome existence by revealing the sparsely decorated rooms, while Sandler's performance in the scene expresses his desire to change as well as the difficulty he faces in his attempts to make those changes. The whole film is tight, controlled, and utterly charming. Disquietingly odd and richly emotional, Punch-Drunk Love continues to show why Paul Thomas Anderson may be the most interesting filmmaker of his generation. Perry Seibert


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Product Details

Release Date: 11/15/2016
UPC: 0715515188913
Original Release: 2002
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 3,644

Special Features

Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by Director Paul Thomas Anderson, with 5.1 Surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack 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 filmmake, author, and artist Miranda July

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adam Sandler Barry Egan
Emily Watson Lena Leonard
Philip Seymour Hoffman Dean Trumbell
Luis Guzman Lance
Mary Lynn Rajskub Elizabeth

Technical Credits
Paul Thomas Anderson Director,Producer,Screenwriter
William Arnold Production Designer
Mark Bridges Costumes/Costume Designer
Jon Brion Score Composer
Sue Chan Art Director
Dan Collins Associate Producer
Adam Druxman Asst. Director
Robert Elswit Cinematographer
Jay R. Hart Set Decoration/Design
Leslie Jones Editor
Ronald Judkins Sound/Sound Designer
Cassandra Kulukundis Casting
Daniel Lupi Producer
Lori Noyes Set Decoration/Design
Christopher Scarabosio Sound/Sound Designer
Joanne Sellar Producer

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