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24 January 2003

Punch-Drunk Love

So… what was that? Should it be funny? Because it wasn’t. Should it be poignant? Because it definitely wasn’t. Should it be… something? I guess it should, but I still can’t figure what.

Granted, Adam Sandler is excellent. Granted, it’s weird (in a nice way) to see Emily Watson in such a girl-next-door (well, not exactly, but close) part. Granted, I did giggle, like, three times in the movie, and smile for ten or fifteen minutes. And… that’s all.

What’s somehow reassuring me is that I’m not the only one. Pretty much everyone else in the room reacted the same way as I (i.e., non-reacted). Maybe it was something in the air. Maybe we were all tired on this Friday night (though I wasn’t at all, having slept until 2pm). Maybe the humor is too subtle (you know, with all the falling and bumping and crashing in the background). Maybe it isn’t funny to French people. Maybe it just isn’t funny.

Not to mention that IMDb classifies this movie as both comedy and drama, and I have no idea whatsoever of what could be considered dramatic there. Except, obviously, for the fact that I loved Magnolia and can’t believe I just saw the latest Paul Thomas Anderson movie.

And I spent 8+ euros to see that?

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