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Puzzle (2018)

R | | Drama | 7 September 2018 (UK)
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Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world - where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.

Director:

Marc Turtletaub

Writers:

Polly Mann (screenplay by), Oren Moverman (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Macdonald ... Agnes
David Denman ... Louie
Daniel Stewart Sherman ... Ronnie (as Daniel Sherman)
Austin Abrams ... Gabe
Bubba Weiler ... Ziggy
Helen Coxe ... Ezster (as Helen Piper Coxe)
Mandela Bellamy ... Grocery Clerk
Liv Hewson ... Nicki
Lori Hammel ... Fanny
Lawrence Arancio Lawrence Arancio ... Train Conductor
Sebastian Chacon ... Puzzlemania Clerk
Barry Godin ... Father Kutash
Irrfan Khan ... Robert
Matthew Shifrin Matthew Shifrin ... Subway Singer
Myrna Cabello ... Maria
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Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world - where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

O Quebra-Cabeça See more »

Filming Locations:

Yonkers, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,214, 29 July 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,032,018, 22 November 2018
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Goofs

Agnes puts her remaining cake and plate on the dining room table when she gets out the her puzzle for the first time. When she takes the puzzle out of the box, the plate and cake are missing from the table. See more »

Quotes

Robert: Normally, your mind is moving so fast, you don't really know where it's going. There's nowhere for you to express your mind. No one to express it to. It makes you nervous. So you focus on menial tasks. Puzzles are menial tasks for you, so you can focus. But the results are aesthetically pleasing, you like it, and it turns you on.
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Remake of Puzzle (2009) See more »

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Ave Maria
Performed by Esther Chung
Written by Franz Schubert
Arranged by Hyung Ki Chung
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Kelly Macdonald is Astounding in This Powerhouse of a Movie
1 December 2018 | by larrys3See all my reviews

A powerhouse of a movie, led by the astounding nuanced performance of Kelly Macdonald. She portrays Agnes, a very introverted homemaker in a lifeless marriage, but who has a passion and genius for jigsaw puzzles.

Irrfan Khan is also exceptional in the role of Robert, who advertises for a jigsaw puzzle partner for an upcoming competition, and to which Agnes replies. The two will not only work well together on the puzzles, but will teach each other some valuable life's lessons as well.

David Denman is also totally believable here as Louie, Agnes' rather selfish lunkhead of a husband. I just thought the acting, direction, and writing in this film was spot on.

Overall, just an outstanding drama laced with humor and led by Macdonald's superb performance.


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