#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Barry Egan hates himself and hates his life. The only male among eight siblings, Barry is treated poorly by his overbearing sisters. Despite owning his own business, he has gotten nowhere in life largely because of his insecurities. He leads a solitary life, which allows him to hide his violent outbursts that occur when he’s frustrated. His solitude however allows him to think, he stumbling upon a scheme to travel the world on a pittance, travel which he has never done. Concurrently, he meets two people who pull him in two different directions. The first is Lena Leonard, a friend of his sister Elizabeth. Barry is slow to realize that Lena is attracted to him, he making her make all the first moves. Lena is eventually able to get Barry out of his shell, she who sticks around despite his obvious problems. His burgeoning relationship and thus new life with Lena is threatened by the second, “Georgia”, who he contacted in an effort to alleviate his loneliness. Georgia and her “band of brothers” do whatever they can get get out of Barry what they want, no matter the price to Barry.
Plot: A socially awkward and volatile small business owner meets the love of his life after being threatened by a gang of scammers.
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This movie is all LOVE!
Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love is a fascinating film. Perhaps 2002’s best movie – and one of the best drama/romantic-comedies to ever hit the silver screen.
PT Anderson is an absolute genius. A talented and master film-maker. Boogie Nights and Magnolia, two of Anderson’s previous films, were absolutely stunning. Boogie Nights, in particular, was a complete masterpiece. And Punch-Drunk Love is no exception, another great piece of film-making by what is quickly becoming one of the world’s top Directors. I can’t wait for whatever he does next.
Also, it’s difficult to overstate the performance of Adam Sandler. I’m confident this will go down in history as his best work. Ironically, I thought I’d never see this movie because of Sandler starring in it. (I ONLY watched it because of my respect for PT Anderson – and I still waited 3 years to see it!). I enjoy most of Sandler’s non-romantic comedies, but I couldn’t even imagine him in a romantic movie, I thought he would be horrible. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I wasn’t prepared for such a great performance, as he stole the show from the opening scene. I can’t remember ever being more surprised with the lead actor in a movie. He was simply great, a truly terrific performance.
On the flip side, Emily Watson, as the caring Lena, was wonderful as well. I’ve got the feeling we will be seeing much more of her, as she had a breakout performance here in PDL. I thought at first that she almost looked too beautiful to put up with the antics of someone like Sandler’s character (as she would be in high demand with the males), but then we see the quirky side of her as well, and it all comes together. Great touch.
I recommend this movie to anyone over the age of 25. If you’re a teenager who’s hoping for a few laughs from Sandler, you’re going to be gravely disappointed. Buy the movie, store it in your closet, and pull it out when you reach 30 – and you’ll love it! And please, don’t let “romantic comedy” scare you (as it does me). I almost REFUSE to watch romantic comedies, but this one is much different. Romance and comedy surely aren’t the first things that come to mind when I think of this film. It’s a drama full of tension and embarrassment. It’s an uplifting, yet shocking movie. To the intellectual mind, I can’t recommend it enough.
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memorable use of Sandler
Barry Egan (Adam Sandler) witnesses a crazy car accident and a harmonium is left on the road by a van which he eventually takes. Lena Leonard (Emily Watson) leaves her car keys with him. She is actually a co-worker of his sister Elizabeth (Mary Lynn Rajskub) who is desperate to set him up with. She has seven domineering sisters who constantly puts him down always bringing his volatile outburst with a hammer. He’s meek man who owns a company distributing novelty items. He blows up angrily at a party with his family. He has a plan to game the frequent flyer miles by buying pudding. He’s lonely and finds companionship by talking on a sex chat line. The woman starts harassing him for money. Eventually her boss Dean Trumbell (Philip Seymour Hoffman) sends thugs to collect.
Director Paul Thomas Anderson continues his exceptional use of his cast in unique fashion. Adam Sandler is given a chance to stretch. It taps into his persona as a clown. I think true sadness and anger is always underneath the surface of his big acts. Anderson uses it to paint a picture of this character. The visuals are always interesting and Emily Watson is endearing. This is a memorable film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Paul Thomas Anderson
Writer Paul Thomas Anderson
Actors Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Country United States
Awards 14 wins & 37 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital EX, SDDS, DTS-ES
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo, C- and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Super F-125T 8532, Super F-250T 8552, Super F-500T 8572)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji)