Punch-Drunk Love (Superbit™, Special Edition) (Bilingual) [Import]
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Winner of the Best Director Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, "this misfit love story of disconnected people trying to find one another in an antagonistic world is a comedy of discomfort and rage that turns unexpectedly sweet and pure." Adam Sandler gives an amazing and unusual performance asBarry Egan, a socially impaired owner of a small novelty business, who is dominated by seven sisters and is unlikely to find love unless it finds him. When a mysterious woman comes into his life, hisemotions go haywire, fluctuating between uncontrollable rage, lust and self-doubt. "Punch-Drunk Love leaves you addled, a little dizzy and overcome by a pleasing, unplaceable sensation." "A romantic comedy as wonderful as it is strange that expands the genre to its absurdist outer limits and makes us believe." From the writer/director of Boogie Nights and Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love is a dark, lovely and unique film experience.
Quatrième long métrage de Paul Thomas Anderson, Punch-Drunk Love se joue des codes de la comédie romantique. Surprenant et rafraîchissant, ce film a reçu le prix de la mise en scène au Festival de Cannes en 2002.
Barry Egan a un costume bleu, sept sœurs et un emploi. Mais sa vie change quand il décide de sintéresser à un concours organisé par une marque de puddings permettant daccumuler des kilomètres en avion. Il rencontre deux blondes : lune, douce et romantique ; lautre, prostituée et arnaqueuse.
Paul Thomas Anderson situe laction en banlieue de Los Angeles, royaume des grandes surfaces et de la dépersonnalisation. Portrait dun célibataire dépressif et violent, voire schizophrène, Punch-Drunk Love dresse aussi un noir tableau de notre société, où règnent la normalité et la banalité. Ce célibataire maladroit, cest le loser, lexemple parfait de ce quil ne faut pas faire pour réussir sa vie.
Misant sur le charisme dAdam Sandler, une des stars du Saturday Night Live, et sur la très juste Emily Watson, Punch-Drunk Love bénéficie également dune réalisation toute en finesse, oscillant entre un expressionnisme stylisé et lunivers en technicolor des comédies musicales. Malgré un happy end peut-être un peu facile, ce film original est un beau pied de nez au cinéma de papa, grincheux et cynique. --Helen FaradjiSee all Product Description
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each film also makes interesting use of a different spatial dimension. in A, the vertical dimension is very important - many things either fall (A's mother, the goldfish, etc) or are discovered on the ground (the treasure box, torn pictures, boyfriend, etc). in PDL, it's the dimension into the plane of the film that's important - think of the long driveway leading up Barry's shop, or the corridors in the apartment and hotel, or the aiport walkway, etc. it's no coincidence that Leana first emerges from the end of the long driveway, or that Barry runs through the the long apt corridors to steal his first kiss, or that the lovebirds first hold hands as they stroll through the winding halls in the hotel.
the screenplay was very well written, especially for Barry. the conversations were funny just because they are so accurate: this is just the way you'd imagine someone like Eagen would talk. hilarious.
a good film. well worth watching.
While there are echoes of the Coen Bothers, this film is unlike any other I've ever seen. A weird and 90% successful mash-up of Hollywood romantic comedy, art-film, exploration of despair, and surreal playfulness. The first time I saw it, it blew me away. The second time, prepared for its wild twists I could appreciate its subtle details more, but also noticed the holes (e.g. Emily Watson's somewhat underdeveloped character - does she willfully not see Sandler's madness, or what makes her love it?). One of those films I look forward to watching yet again sometime.
While I look forward to a blu-ray edition, Sony's superbit DVD does look very, very good.
Who could play such a unique and intriguing character? I have to admit, I'm a big fan of Adam Sandler's early comedies. Especially Billy Madison and I don't care who knows about it. I love the silly and stupid humor of Adam Sandler and I firmly believe it is what put him on the map. But he was just a character in those early films and besides those films really are just a series of comedy sketches. It would've made more sense if Billy Madison were placed into a CGI world, a cartoon, or a comic book in the first place. He continued to be silly all along but his characters always carried this dark side that wasn't easy to pinpoint among the poop jokes and slap-stick.Read more ›
Sandler plays Barry Egan, a quiet, lonely guy who is experiencing a degree of emotional angst about life. He's trying to make his business prosper, dealing with seven nagging sisters (all of whom badger him relentlessly about life, love, etc...), and yet finds himself swinging from sobbing uncontrollably to abject rage from time to time, with no apparent reason. In a lonely moment, he indulges in a phone-sex scam with unfortunate consequences. He's also buying up lots of groceries in an attempt to gain a million free air miles and meanwhile, a romance is blossoming with Lena (Emily Watson), a friend of one of his sisters. With me so far?
The real beauty of this film is in its imagery and simplicity. Barry and Lena are imperfect people trying to connect in an imperfect world. Anderson gives an amazing amount of trust to the actors to portray these people honestly, and it works wonderfully. They are able to convey a universe of emotion with very few words, and the connection seems so real, so tangible, that just watching them is almost like falling in love. The use of music, always excellent in Anderson's films, is just as perfect here and I have to say, the scene in which Barry and Lena walk down a hotel hallway in Hawaii with the song Maui Chimes playing quietly in the background, as he takes her hand and the camera irises in on their hands as they round a corner is quite possibly the sweetest love scene I've never seen.Read more ›
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The film itself is a sorely underrated masterpiece -- but as far as the service is concerned, I believe this was the first time I had ordered a movie online, and I've since done it... Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2012 by Adam
I rented this movie with an open mind. Sure, Adam Sandler is responsible for some of the dumbest comedies of recent times; but he's also done some very good ones- THE WEDDING... Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by BD Ashley
It is a poor man's Lost In Translation, but only because it has a similar theme to it. The film style is also similar. Read morePublished on June 20 2004 by JAMES DAMICO
Punch-Drunk Love, Paul Thomas Anderson's fourth film is a reworking of Amelie for men instead of women. Read morePublished on June 17 2004 by Nobody!
I am a huge fan of Paul Thomas Anderson's movies, yet for some reason (besides knowing beforehand that this was not one of his amazing Altmaneque multi-character studies and my... Read morePublished on April 11 2004 by guillermoj
allright i'm going to keep this short and simpile. this is by far the worst movie i have ever seen in mankind. Read morePublished on March 29 2004 by VINCE (666)
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