Punch-Drunk Love
First screened in November 2002; most recently screened in June 2012
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson. Cast: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán, Ashley Clark, Lisa Spector, Julie Hermelin, Karen Hermelin, Hazel Mailloux, Nicole Gelbard, Mia Weinberg, David Stevens, Jimmy Stevens, Nathan Stevens, Mike D. Stevens, Robert Smigel. Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson.
Twitter Capsule: Mondrian color-blocking, boldly telescoped sound and score are hobbled by barely fertilized story and toxic lead

Photo © 2002 New Line Cinema
Not yet reviewed in full. B–

(in November 2002: B+)

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Adam Sandler

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Best Director (tie)

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