Punch drunk love film analysis

Punchdrunk love is a 2002 romantic black comedy written and directed by paul thomas anderson. Punchdrunk love is a 2002 american romantic comedy film written and directed by paul thomas anderson, and starring adam sandler, emily watson, philip seymour hoffman, luis guzman and mary lynn rajskub. Barry has seven sisters, who are all on his case at every moment, and he desperately wishes they would stop invading his privacy, ordering him around and putting him down. The film was produced by revolution studios and new line cinema. The whole film, in fact, proceeds like a fever dream, or perhaps a nightmare. The way to criticize a movie, godard famously said, is to make another movie. Today fan of films gives his thoughts on the 2002 film punch drunk love, directed by paul thomas anderson and starring adam sandler, emily watson and phillip seymour hoffman.

Each serve essentially as a character in the film and play pivotal roles in the emotional connection of visual expression of the film. In all seriousness, this film is such a deep film and it is so clear that paul thomas anderson put thought into every frame that i feel compelled to spark up a conversation about it. The two immediately fall in love, but he is forced to defend his new love interest and himself from extortionists. Charming, delightful and indubitably strange, punchdrunk love is a bizarre, sometimes irritating, and somehow, ultimately, rewarding viewing experience. Sandler plays an entrepreneur with severe social anxiety who is set up on a date with his sisters coworker. Both the visual and emotional aspects, as well as the themes of the film work like music. The punchdrunk love community note includes chapterbychapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an english woman, all the while being extorted by a phonesex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.

Odd, touching, and unique, punchdrunk love is also delightfully funny, utilizing adam sandlers comic persona to explore the life of a lonely guy who finds love. Brion achieves this brilliantly and ultimately the use of music in punchdrunk love rates among the very greatest in the history of cinema. The opening shot of paul thomas andersons punchdrunk love is deceptive. In punchdrunk love, sandler plays barry egan, an executive in a company with a product line of novelty toiletries. It features the delightfully idiosyncratic music of jon brion and the bright, colourful, abstract visual sequences of artist jeremy blake. Often referred to as the adam sandler movie for people who dont like adam sandler movies count me in with that group punchdrunk love is a bizarre comedy with serious overtones that scored heavily with critics, but lost money at the box office, a factor that probably led to sandlers subsequent involvement with nothing more than a string of absolute lowest common denominator moneymakers. With adam sandler, emily watson, philip seymour hoffman, jason andrews. Using music, sounds, colors, and visuals as a form of expression and cinematic narrative, punchdrunk love is a film that is revolutionary, beautiful, and entertaining all at once. Punchdrunk love is an assault on every emotional level and it takes filmmaking to another level of language and art. The punch drunk love community note includes chapterbychapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. It stars adam sandler, philip seymour hoffman, and emily watson.

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