Puzzle

Puzzle

DVD - 2018 | Anamorphic widescreen edition.
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A closely observed portrait of Agnes, who has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family or the tight-knit immigrant community in which she was raised by her widowed father. That begins to change in a quietly dramatic fashion when Agnes receives a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift and experiences the heady thrill of not only doing something she enjoys, but being very, very good at it.
Publisher: Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Edition: Anamorphic widescreen edition.
Branch Call Number: DVD PUZ
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 103 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.

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tuscany1 May 30, 2019

Beautifully slow-paced but interesting contemporary film about the dynamics of a family, especially the mother, Agnes, who has spent years making herself quietly indispensable to the needs and wants of her family. A 1000 piece puzzle birthday present brings Agnes' strengths to the fore. She is a quiet force to be reckoned with - as her new puzzle partner and husband/sons quickly find out ... The sensitive story line, and the totally believable characters - especially Agnes' quest to find a peace and acceptance in the everyday turmoil of life was a joy to behold.

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PearlyKayAm1
May 28, 2019

Quiet, slow, low-energy. Good character development and growth, but based on the unlikely premise that somebody would have to go to a far away city just to buy a jigsaw puzzle. Ultimately, at nearly 2 hours long, it was just too slow.

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boykin1959
May 20, 2019

I enjoyed the actors and the developing of the Agnes (Kelly MacDonald) self-worth.

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
May 19, 2019

Unusual movie but I quite enjoyed it. I'm sure it's right up my daughter's sleeve.

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atfrancis
May 18, 2019

Poignant - the story and the characters. The ending is a pleasant surprise.
Kelly MacDonald plays her role perfectly. Irrfan Khan is his handsome sensuous self. If you enjoy him in this move watch Lunch Box.

LPL_BeckyB May 03, 2019

There are so few good movies with women main characters over 40. This is definitely one of them. Agnes (Kelly Macdonald) undergoes midlife transformation from put-upon home-maker to realization of her own self worth and abilities. I especially like the ending that avoids following typical movie plot formula. Watch this instead of the newest Diane Keaton fluff. You'll be glad you did.

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kuhwass
Apr 27, 2019

This is a story that pretty much every woman (and probably man) comes to at roughly this age..40 something. It is a time of reckoning. Often called midlife crisis. Can you really expect 18-20 year olds to make a partner for LIFE choice? Nature ruled that decision. The question is at midlife are you wanting to stay in the track or strike out. No right or wrong answer but a tough decision to make.

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mr_chocolate
Apr 23, 2019

My partner and I really liked this film. Was far more introspective and had more depth than we had thought it would, following a women getting to know herself. Well written by Polly Mann, Oren Moverman, and based on the Argentinian film -"Rompecabezas" - written by Natalie Smirnoff. Well directed by Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine: 2006; Safety Not Guaranteed: 2012; Loving: 2016), and acted by Kelly Macdonald (Trainspotting: 1996; Nanny McPhee: 2005; No Country For Old Men: 2007; Brave: 2012; T2: Trainspotting: 2017; Ralph Breaks the Internet: 2018; Holmes & Watson: 2018), David Denman (Big Fish: 2008; The Gift: 2015; Logan Lucky: 2017), Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire: 2008; Life of Pi: 2012; Jurrasic World: 2015; Blackmail: 2018), and Bubba Weiler (The Ranger: 2018).
Special Features on this DVD has short interviews with some of the cast and director.

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SAPL454
Apr 01, 2019

Excellent movie; excellent action!

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xelamercedes
Mar 27, 2019

20 minutes of my life I can never recoup... Too many unexplained aspects, for one thing. One of those movies where I can predict dialogue, plot turns, camera angles. Like a story I've seen in film 100 times before. Not even interested to see the ending. I'd rather do my laundry.

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