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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.

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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 and Kate 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

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

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:

$4,788,717
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Apart from a few establishing shots after the animated titles, the whole movie was filmed in France, including all of the English scenes of the first act. See more »

Goofs

When they arrive at the Ritz Carlton to drug the Texans (at around 42 mins) the hotel doors clearly show the Intercontinental Hotel logo. See more »

Quotes

Jean-Baptiste Durain: It's never too early for champagne. It's always too late.
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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

References The Pink Panther (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Love in a Punchbowl
Composed by Ron Meza
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Lighthearted fun
28 April 2014 | by cinematic_aficionadoSee all my reviews

A divorced couple lose everything and so they plan a robbery in order to recover what is rightfully theirs.

This is a light-hearted comedy through and through, the type we are getting more and more used to in seeing the former Mr Bond. One could go on about the insufficient storyline as well as the sheer impossibility of the break-in executed by utter amateurs.

Whilst I stand by the above but to judge it on that basis would be a miss and by treating it as a fun/cheerie comedy about a former couple who have to put up with another in order to salvage their pension and embark on an adventure it will suffice for a somewhat delightful time on the big screen.


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