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The Love Punch (2014)

The Love Punch

Overview


Genre

Romance, Comedy

Release Date

May 23, 2014 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

95 min.

Studio

Ketchup Entertainment

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Joel Hopkins

Producer

Tim Perell, Nicola Usborne, Clement Miserez, Jean-Charles Levy

Screenwriter

Joel Hopkins

Starring

Story


Spanning locations in Paris, London and the French Riviera "The Love Punch" brings together Pierce Brosnan (Mama Mia) and Academy-Award winner Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks) for the first time, as ex-husband and wife Richard and Kate whose biting banter suggests that the flames of their former relationship have not been fully extinguished... Unfortunately the same cannot be said for their retirement nest egg which is wiped out when Richard's investment firm is defrauded and the pension fund is siphoned away.

Learning that the unscrupulous French financier behind the scheme has just purchased a $10million diamond for his bride to be, the divorced duo grudgingly agree to set aside their differences, and hatch a plot to gate-crash the wedding and steal the rock. Roped in to assist in the heist are the couple's former neighbours Timothy Spall (The King's Speech) and Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) who are also rooting for their reconciliation. The foursome form an unlikely band of lawbreakers in this classic comedy caper set against the sun drenched backdrop of the Cote d'Azur.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the screenplay is always the key to a good movie and this one is particularly clumsy and poorly executed..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..the movie, which feels like something made back in the late 1960s or early '70s, is so relentlessly silly it's hard to watch without a lot of eye-rolling..”
by Connie Ogle [Miami Herald]
“..the truth is that it's the audiences who will wind up sobbing at this waste of Brosnan and Thompson's talents, with no bittersweet smiles in the end..”
by Richard Ouzounian [Toronto Star]