Ep 19: Punch-Drunk Love


The violent division of our last episode is healed as Nate and Ryan discuss Punch-Drunk Love, Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2002 romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler. Nate and Ryan discuss the intricacies of a movie that can seem inaccessible and confusing to first-time viewers, but might be simpler than they think.

Let us know what you think of our take.  Are we too generous with the movie?  Do you agree with our view of Adam Sandler’s performance? Does this love story work for you as a not-so-traditional, but still very traditional romantic comedy? Why or why not?

Be sure to check out the WTF interview with Paul Thomas Anderson and the Grantland.com article discussed in this episode.

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