Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Run Time: 90 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 2002
Starring: Emily Watson, Luis Guzmán, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Adam Sandler
From Paul Thomas Anderson comes the dark, lovely and unique film experience that is PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE. Presented in 35mm!
When I was younger and did a stand-up gig, it would take me two weeks to recover. Sometimes I’d get so panicked that I would stutter. – Adam Sandler
“A romantic comedy as wonderful as it is strange that expands the genre to its absurdist outer limits and makes us believe.” 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. Oh, and he’s also be extorted by a phone sex line owner.
Part of Nitehawk’s summer program COMEDIANS IN FILM (The Serious Comedian).