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I saw the film Punch-drunk
yesterday, and without a doubt it is far and away the best
Adam Sandler movie I’ve seen. It was weird in that typical Paul Thomas
Anderson way but completely and totally satisfying. I really felt for
the lead character. Reading Roger
Ebert’s review
gave me some additional insight into how one can
read this movie as criticism of or reaction to Sandler’s other
movies. It’s slow paced and quiet, which makes the eruptions of noise
and violence seem that much harsher. A few people in our theater got
up and walked out around 30 minutes in, which is just where I thought
it started hitting its stride. I recommend this film highly,
especially for people who don’t particularly like Adam Sandler movies.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father.