Punched Into Love

Punch Drunk Love is the most surprising piece of cinema I’ve seen in quite a while. Adam Sandler is undeniably spectacular, digging into his usual bag of performance nerves, where awkwardness, anger, stupidity, and genuine endearment reveal a human connection much too extreme to be considered anything but humorous. But this is not an “Adam Sandler” movie. Without spoiling too much, this is a clever love story, of sorts, that moves with actual poetry—something I never thought I’d say about a movie starring of all people… the Stud Boy.

Bonus points for anyone who remembers that one.