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.
- Punch-Drunk Love review by Jawbreaker
Paul Thomas Anderson gives us another memorable and original tale in the shape of Punch Drunk Love. Adam Sandler and Emily Watson are both terrific and it shows just how lazy Sandler is with his choice of roles nowadays. You never know where this film is heading and it leaves you wanting to know more. Not only the main characters but also his sisters, the business and his telephone buddies. All of these could warrant a longer cut but it seems Anderson cut back from the epic Vanilla Sky into a more modest running time for this project. It's not his greatest film but even then Punch Drunk Love surpasses many other films today and the soundtrack is excellent as well.