In the glorious light of the San Fernando Valley, an armchair traveler in a bright blue suit (Sandler) collects frequent-flier miles and shivers with repressed rage. A peripatetic woman (the luminous Watson) appears and inexplicably takes an interest in him. Sparks fly. Tears flow. Paul Thomas Anderson’s elliptical, stunningly beautiful 2002 Cannes prizewinner is a meditation on true love, the ways in which we are all bizarre, the magic of the perfect match, and the preposterously unlikely nature of the whole enterprise. EXTRAS An indulgent mix, including an arty short, a hilarious commercial for the movie’s Mattress Man, and gorgeous artwork by Jeremy Blake, who designed Punch-Drunk’s Rothko-on-acid interstitials.
Genre: Romance, Comedy; Starring: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Luis Guzman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Robert Smigel; Director: Paul Thomas Anderson; Author: Paul Thomas Anderson; Runtime (in minutes): 97; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Posted June 27 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
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