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Punch-Drunk Love

Paul Thomas Anderson / US, 2002 / 94 min.

Boogie Nights and Magnolia are real Paul Thomas Anderson classics. But the innovative Punch-Drunk Love no less so. The lead, a shy salesman called Barry Egan, is played by comedian Adam Sandler. Dominated by his seven sisters, he falls madly in love with a woman (Emily Watson).

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Comedian Adam Sandler is Barry Egan, dealer in sink plungers, whose life is dominated by his seven sisters and the resulting outbursts of rage. Lena (Emily Watson) seems to understand him, even when he desperately buys up huge quantities of pudding to gain airmiles. And then there's the fact that Egan falls victim to a telephone sex operator (Philip Seymour Hoffman).

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Paul Thomas Anderson

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Punch-Drunk Love


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