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Punch-drunk love
Sellar, Joanne.
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Barry, a socially awkward man who is constantly being tormented by his seven sisters, falls madly in love with a mysterious woman. But a loose thread from his past may threaten their happiness.
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Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.

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MPAA rating: R.
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DVD 7664 Adult DVD Audio Visual

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Adam Sandler and Emily Watson star in Punch-Drunk Love, an odd romantic comedy from gifted young director Paul Thomas Anderson. Sandler plays Barry Egan, a shy sad-sack with a great deal of repressed anger that occasionally bursts forth in sudden violent outrages, who falls in love with Lena Leonard (Emily Watson), a co-worker of one of Barry's seven sisters. After calling a phone-sex line, Barry is extorted by bad-guy Dean Trumbell (Anderson regular Philip Seymour Hoffman), who eventually sends four goons to assault Barry and get the money. This film was screened in competition at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, where Paul Thomas Anderson was named Best Director. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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Library Journal Review

It is the rare individual who can rein in raw, unrealized talent, but Anderson has made his name doing just that: witness Tom Cruise in Magnolia and now Adam Sandler in Punch-Drunk Love. An eccentric and eclectic filmmaker, Anderson honed the former Saturday Night Live performer's boisterous and often preposterous humor into a Golden Globe-nominated performance and cast the always luminous Emily Watson as his paramour. Never failing to deliver, he both wrote and directed Love, a strange and comic tale of finding passion in the oddest ways. Not a glitzy movie companion, this is just the shooting script, showing how the screenplay made the transition from print to celluloid with a color-coded system of pages representing the stages of alterations. A pleasurable and informative addition for cutting-edge film collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.