Punch-Drunk Love 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… Punch-Drunk Love 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…
Review

Punch-Drunk Love (2003)

Luis Guzman, Adam Sandler, ... | LITTLE PUDDIN' Sandler and Luis Guzman stroll down the aisle
LITTLE PUDDIN' Sandler and Luis Guzman stroll down the aisle
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jun 24, 2003; DVD Release Date: Jun 24, 2003; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Comedy, Romance; With: Adam Sandler and Emily Watson; Distributor: Columbia Pictures

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.

Originally posted Jun 27, 2003 Published in issue #716-717 Jun 27, 2003 Order article reprints
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