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    Unique ID Code: 0000050232
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 13/6/2003 12:47
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    Punch Drunk Love (UK)

    7 / 10
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    A dark, lovely and unique film experience
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 91 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Adam Sandler gives an amazing and unusual performance as Barry 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 (Emily Watson) comes into his life, his emotions go haywire, fluctuating between uncontrollable rage, lust and self-doubt. From Paul Thomas Anderson, the brilliant writer/director of Boogie Nights and Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love is a dark, lovely and unique film experience.

    Special Features:
    3 deleted scenes
    Photo montage
    Teaser trailer
    Theatrical trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Hungarian
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Russian

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Paul Thomas Anderson

    Written By:

    Jason Andrews
    Luis Guzmán
    Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Emily Watson
    Adam Sandler

    Casting By:
    Cassandra Kulukundis

    Soundtrack By:
    Jon Brion

    Director of Photography:
    Robert Elswit

    Leslie Jones

    Costume Designer:
    Mark Bridges

    Production Designer:
    William Arnold

    Joanne Sellar
    Daniel Lupi
    Daniel P. Collins
    Paul Thomas Anderson

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    An excellent movie that showcases Adam Sandlers acting talent and proves that he can play different and serious roles.
    This movie is darkly comic and sometimes moving.

    Adam Sandler plays Barry Egan, a troubled and lonely man who is dominated by his 7 sisters. None of them really care about him and talk about his as if he isnt there which leads to him having spontaneous and violent outbursts. There is a scene where he trashes up a restaurant toilet and denies doing it which stood out as being hilarious. He meets this woman played by Emily Watson, who takes a liking to him despite the fact that he is obviously troubled. One night he makes the mistake of calling a phone sex line which lands him into to more trouble than he can handle......

    The visuals are great and full of colour. The cinematography is great and each scene captures the mood well. The picture is very crisp, sharp and of very good quality. Top stuff. The sound is also brilliant.

    There arent that many extras which lets the disc down a little. There are some deleted scenes, trailers, nothing thats worthwhile or interesting.

    Overall this is a great movie on a good disc. It is well worth purchasing or at the very least its worth a rental.
    posted by dicanio on 2/10/2003 00:40