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 (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



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Probably unintentional, but the song that plays while Kate (Dame Emma Thompson) and her gang are tying up the four Texans, is "I Fought the Law" by The Clash. Thompson's mother is Phyllida Law. See more »


When they all enter the sea wearing diving kit, the back packs are very slim. So ho did they manage to pack Texan hats, dresses, wigs and make up in them? See more »


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 »


References GoldenEye (1995) See more »


I Fought the Law
Performed by The Clash
Words and Music by Sonny Curtis (as Curtis)
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A new British comedy starring Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson arrived in cinema so I went to investigate.
27 April 2014 | by OlieRendchSee all my reviews

So I this trailer a few weeks a go and I liked what I saw, it looked funny and entertaining. The movie itself isn't too bad either; the story is basically a divorced couple have to venture to France to steal a diamond because the owner has stole all their money via his company. The premise is nice and simple, a tad boring in places as they use one or two cliché scenes that you get in these types of films; the beginning is a bit slow and some of the jokes fall a bit flat but by the time the plot gets going it's quite enjoyable, the humor is classic British humor mixed with some modern stuff as well which makes a nice blend of funny, the characters were a amusing to watch and although I wasn't invested in their troubles I enjoyed watching them go about the heist. The shots were nice as they showed lots of France and gave the feel of it with the French music played over the scenes. All-in-all I think the older generation will get more out of it that than others but as a young person I enjoyed the majority of it.

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Release Date:

23 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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The Love Punch See more »

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


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2.35 : 1
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