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The Love Punch (2013)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 23 May 2014 (USA)
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A divorced couple scheme to recover the retirement money that was stolen from them.

Director:

Joel Hopkins

Writers:

Joel Hopkins, Tess Morris (additional writing by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Thompson ... Kate
Pierce Brosnan ... Richard
Celia Imrie ... Pen
Timothy Spall ... Jerry
Louise Bourgoin ... Manon Fontaine
Laurent Lafitte ... Vincent Kruger
Marisa Berenson ... Clothilde
Olivier Chantreau Olivier Chantreau ... Jean-Baptiste Durain
Ellen Thomas ... Doreen
Tuppence Middleton ... Sophie
Jack Wilkinson Jack Wilkinson ... Matt
Adam Byron ... Tyler
John Ramm John Ramm ... Ken
Jean-Louis Barcelona Jean-Louis Barcelona ... Minion
Eleanor Matsuura ... Michaela (as Eleanor Matsuraa)
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Storyline

Richard (Pierce Brosnan) and Kate (Dame Emma Thompson) are a divorced couple who have an amicable relationship. Richard, who's about to retire, learns that his company's assets have been frozen because it's under investigation, and that includes the pension fund. When the owner goes out of the country, Richard decides to pursue him and Kate goes with him. When they learn the man doesn't care about the employees, they decide to get the money some other way - by stealing the diamond he gave his girlfriend. So they follow them and Kate gets close to the girlfriend. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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You can't pinch a diamond without stealing a few hearts

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content, language and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Timothy Spall (Jerry) and Emma Thompson (Kate) appeared in the Harry Potter film franchise. See more »

Goofs

Though the foreclosure notice at Culco Engineering apologizes on behalf of "said Administrators", this is the first time these administrators are mentioned. See more »

Quotes

Richard: [asking about her teaching job] What is the job like?
Kate: Underpaid.
Richard: What are the students like?
Kate: Undermotivated.
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Alternate Versions

UK versions are dub over a use of "motherfucker" for a 12A rating with "melon farmers". The US version uses the same print to secure a PG-13. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.79 (2014) See more »

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Pass the Dutch
Performed by Young Money
Charleston Davis, Carl Lilly, Lloyd Ferguson, Fitzroy Simpson
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Good old times
24 May 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Maybe the movie only "deserves" a 6 out of 10, but our main actors and their interplay alone is worth that extra point I gave it. It really feels like those two know each other their whole life, but we knew how good both are acting wise. The movie is also not really hiding the fact that it knows that we know where it is heading. We shall have fun on the ride there though.

And we can have fun, if we let ourselves. It's easy like that, just enjoy the two and some odd jokes along the way (let's call a repeated joke video chat "bombing", taken from photo bombing someone of course). Characters are very aware of what they are doing and in what movie they are in (villains are villains you see). Just enjoy if for what it is :o)


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France | UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

23 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Love Punch See more »

Filming Locations:

Coye-la-Forêt, Oise, France See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$266,588

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,366,493
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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