Punch-Drunk Love  

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Punch-Drunk Love is a 2002 film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson starring Adam Sandler and Emily Watson. Anderson regulars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Luis Guzmán also appear.

Sandler won positive reviews for his role in his first major departure from the broader comedies that had made him a star. Roger Ebert wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times that "Sandler, liberated from the constraints of formula, reveals unexpected depths as an actor. Watching this film, you can imagine him in Dennis Hopper roles. He has darkness, obsession and power." He also won Best Actor at the Gijón International Film Festival and received a Golden Globe nomination.

Although the film was well received by critics it was not successful at the US box-office. The film had a $25,000,000 budget and grossed about $17,000,000 at the domestic box office (the studio receives about half the gross).

The movie features the video artwork of Jeremy Blake as visual interludes.

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