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The Love Punch Review


Good

An old-school caper comedy, this goofy romp struggles to surmount its badly contrived screenplay. Fortunately writer-director Joel Hopkins also has gorgeous locations and a cast of pros who are unafraid to make complete idiots of themselves. They keep us chuckling even when things turn far too silly.

It starts with a hostile corporate takeover in Britain that costs Richard (Pierce Brosnan) and his ex-wife Kate (Emma Thompson) their income and pensions. Still feuding years after their marriage fell apart, they decide to team up, head to Paris and confront new owner Vincent (Laurent Lafitte) about their predicament, as well as the sudden poverty of all of Richard's employees. But Vincent cruelly dismisses them, noting that he liquidated Richard's company to help pay for his extravagant wedding to trophy wide Manon (Louise Bourgoin), who now sports a $10m diamond. So Richard and Kate impulsively decide to crash the marriage and steal the diamond with some help from their old pals Penelope and Jerry (Celia Imrie and Timothy Spall) and their computer-expert son Matt (Jack Wilkinson) back in Britain.

The idea is so preposterous that we just have to go with it, but Hopkins' script never bothers to fill in the gaping plot holes, merely charging into each corny set-piece with gusto. Thomson gets all the needed information about the wedding by joining in on the hen weekend. Spall has a series of dark-horse skills up his sleeve. Wilkinson seems able to do all manner of technical wizardry except the one thing that forces our four heroes to scuba-dive across the bay and scale a cliff, James Bond-style.

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Richard and Kate are middle-class and middle-aged parents who have come to the end of their marriage, finding it hardly possible to bear being in the same room together. However, as their daughter Sophie moves to university, they find themselves alone together and their lives are about to change dramatically. Richard has discovered that his investment firm has been the subject of a fraud scheme, stripping him of any assets including his and Kate's retirement fund. They decide to travel to Paris to target the man responsible and on the way discover that he has given his fiancée a diamond necklace worth $10 million. The couple must re-unite once again if they want to get their nest egg back, which they plan on doing by stealing the diamond with their best friends Jerry and Penelope. Meanwhile, it seems the animosity between Richard and Kate is beginning to wane.

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louise Bourgoin - 66th Cannes Film Festival - 'Le Passe' - Premiere - Cannes, France - Friday 17th May 2013

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louise Bourgoin - 'The Grandmaster' Premiere Berlin Germany Thursday 7th February 2013

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louise Bourgoin and Cannes Film Festival Thursday 24th May 2012 AmfAR's Cinema Against Aids gala 2012 during the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival

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Louise Bourgoin and Cannes Film Festival
Louise Bourgoin and Cannes Film Festival
Louise Bourgoin and Cannes Film Festival
Louise Bourgoin and Cannes Film Festival
Louise Bourgoin and Cannes Film Festival

louise Bourgoin Tuesday 10th May 2011 Celebrities out and about in Cannes Cannes, France

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The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec Review


Excellent
Lively and raucously entertaining, this female Indiana Jones romp makes little sense but keeps us engaged due to its sparky characters and a bit of deranged subtext. And writer-director Besson clearly has fun adapting comic book imagery to the big screen.

In 1911 Paris, Adele (Bourgoin) is a novelist who travels the world in search of adventures to write about. Her latest quest takes her to Egypt, where she uncovers a Pharaoh's tomb and sneaks off with his physician's mummy, who she plans to resurrect with help from her mad-scientist friend Esperandieu (Nercessian), all in an attempt to cure her badly injured twin sister (de Clermont). But the doctor's experimentation has brought to life a hatchling pterodactyl, which is now menacing Paris. Apparently surrounded by incompetents, Adele will have to fix everything herself.

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Maverick French film director, writer, and producer Luc Besson takes us on another wonderful journey through an imaginary world in his adaptation of 'The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec' a much loved 1970's Franco-Belgian comic adventure written and illustrated by Jacques Tardi.

The setting is Paris, France. The year is 1912. Our protagonist Adele Blanc-Sec is an intrepid young investigative journalist who will go to any lengths to achieve her goal.

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louise Bourgoin - Tuesday 18th May 2010 at Cannes Film Festival Cannes, France

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The Love Punch Movie Review

The Love Punch Movie Review

An old-school caper comedy, this goofy romp struggles to surmount its badly contrived screenplay. Fortunately...

The Love Punch Trailer

The Love Punch Trailer

Richard and Kate are middle-class and middle-aged parents who have come to the end of...

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec Movie Review

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec Movie Review

Lively and raucously entertaining, this female Indiana Jones romp makes little sense but keeps us...

The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec Trailer

The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec Trailer

Maverick French film director, writer, and producer Luc Besson takes us on another wonderful journey...

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