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Summer of Love: Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

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  • Sat, Jul 20
  • Sun, Jul 21

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Run Time: 96 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2002

Starring: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Luis Guzmán, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Country: United States
Language: English

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About the film:

World Premiere, 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Winner of the Best Director Prize, 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

Adam Sandler gives an amazing and unusual performance as Barry Egan, a socially impaired owner of a small novelty business, who is dominated by seven sisters and is unlikely to find love unless it finds him. When a mysterious woman comes into his life, his emotions go haywire, fluctuating between uncontrollable rage, lust, and self-doubt. 

“Anderson orchestrates a comic romance like no other. The effect is intoxicating.”

—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

About the filmmaker:

One of the most celebrated American filmmakers working today, eight-time Academy Award nominee Paul Thomas Anderson is known for his bold visual style, flawed characters, and frequent collaborations with actors and musicians. . His other phenomenal projects include his debut feature Hard Eight (1996)Boogie Nights (1997)MagnoliaInherent Vice (2014)Phantom Thread (2017)—which was nominated for both Best Picture and Best Directing at the 2018 Academy Awards—and  Licorice Pizza (2021)—which was nominated for Best Picture, Best Directing, and Best Original Screenplay at the 2022 Academy Award 

A regular at film festivals around the world, Anderson has won Best Director at Berlin International Film Festival for There Will Be Blood (2007), Venice International Film Festival for The Master (2012), and at Cannes Film Festival for Punch-Drunk Love (2002).

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