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 »
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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 Helen Coxe ... Ezster (as Helen Piper Coxe)
Mandela Bellamy ... Grocery Clerk
Liv Hewson ... Nicki
Lori Hammel ... Fanny
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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Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Kelly MacDonald appeared in a supporting role in No Country for Old Man (2007) and Irrfan Khan appeared in a supporting role in Slumdog Millionaire (2008). Both these films won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards in consecutive years. See more »

Goofs

On Ash Wednesday, the initial cross that the priest marks on Agnes's forehead is a different shape than the cross that we see later. Also, by the evening of Ash Wednesday, usually everyone's cross has become a smear, due to a day's worth of touching one's face and hair. See more »

Quotes

Louie: You've got to tell me everything.
Agnes: I don't have to tell you anything.
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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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Ave Maria
Performed by Matthew Shifrin
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"Puzzle": Fitting Together the Pieces of a Life in Transition
1 August 2018 | by jtncsmistadSee all my reviews

The opening scene of the new domestic drama "Puzzle" seems to take place in a bygone era. Come to find out it is present day. The woman we see behaves as if from a time past.

Mousy, repressed, self-conscience and ultra-OCD, Agnes (Kelly Macdonald in an arresting turn) is living a life dedicated to the age old adage "A woman's place is in the home." Everything she does is for someone else-her husband, sons, church, newfound lover. Nary a thought for herself. Hell, she even throws her own birthday party for crissakes. She speaks little, but her remarkably expressive, yet forlorn, face veritably screams out for something different. Something more.

At the aforementioned sad soiree she receives a gift which she later opens alone. It's a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle. Her life will never again be the same. From that point on Agnes embarks upon a journey of the soul. A reawakening of the spirit. The birth of renewed purpose. And, gosh darn it, the girl's finally having herself some flat out fun and games.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2018 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Yonkers, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,214, 29 July 2018

Gross USA:

$2,032,018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,260,946
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