Punch-Drunk Love in 35mm


Grand Illusion Cinema Fri, Feb 10 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Feb 11 4:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sun, Feb 12 8:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Wed, Feb 15 7:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2002
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast:Adam Sandler
Emily Watson
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Luis Guzmán
Mary Lynn Rajskub


Chaos lurks in every corner of this giddily off-kilter romantic comedy by Paul Thomas Anderson. Struggling to cope with his erratic temper, novelty-toilet-plunger salesman Barry Egan (Adam Sandler, in his first dramatic role) spends his days collecting coupons and dodging the insults of his seven sisters. The promise of a new life emerges when Barry inadvertently attracts the affection of a mysterious woman named Lena (Emily Watson), but their budding relationship is threatened when he falls prey to the swindling operator of a phone sex line and her deranged boss (played with maniacal brio by Philip Seymour Hoffman). Fueled by a baroque-futurist score by Jon Brion, the Cannes-award-winning PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE channels the spirit of classic Hollywood and the whimsy of Jacques Tati into an idiosyncratic ode to the delirium of new romance.