Punch-Drunk Love

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

  • Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
  • Country: USA
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Plot

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.

Top Cast

Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
  • As: Barry Egan
Don McManus
Don McManus

Emily Watson
Emily Watson
Jason Andrews
Jason Andrews
  • As: Operator Carter (voice)
David Schrempf
David Schrempf
  • As: Customer #1

Critic Reviews

Liked
The strangest thing about writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's unusual romantic comedy is how much of it is based on a true story.
— Ken Fox (TV Guide Magazine)
Didn't Like
Punch-Drunk Love buries a terrific performance by Adam Sandler under a heap of faux cleverness, meaningless symbolism and irritating mannerisms.
— Lawrence Toppman (Charlotte Observer)