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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.


Joel Hopkins


Joel Hopkins, Tess Morris (additional writing by)
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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)


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



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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France | UK


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 »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,420, 1 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$303,586, 22 June 2014
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tim Pigott Smith was first cast in the role of Jerry. See more »


During the brunch scene when Kate first suggests stealing the Eye of the Rainbow diamond, the first two times she points at the tabloid photo Manon is wearing a different diamond, circular with a pearl necklace. The third time the photo is shown, she is wearing the actual teardrop diamond, with a plain necklace. See more »


Kate: It takes two, you know, to totally ruin a marriage, and I played my part.
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Featured in Projector: The Love Punch (2014) See more »


Pass the Dutch
Performed by Young Money
Charleston Davis, Carl Lilly, Lloyd Ferguson, Fitzroy Simpson
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Enjoyable Fluff
15 August 2014 | by Alfred SmithSee all my reviews

I do enjoy a good British romantic comedy. My guilty pleasure I guess. They just make you laugh and feel good, just a little escapism and shouldn't be taken seriously. Being serious, well, that's for other films. Having said that, this movie has so many things wrong with it, it should be a huge failure, but oddly enough I loved it. I thought the two leads Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson were exceptionally well cast as they were so believable and likable. The other "good guy" Anglo-Saxon characters were good and as in so many other British films, the bad guys were French. I'm not sure how to judge their performances. The French accents were really dodgy at best and totally unbelievable, but this just added to all the fun. You know what? I must just watch this again, now.

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