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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.

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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 ... 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

The movie is set in Conn but actually filmed in Yonkers. While Metro-North trains are shown they are not from the New Haven line which is the only line that runs into Conn. New Haven Line seats are red. The station shown appears to be Mount Vernon, West. It is likely that the trains are the Harlem Line. Harlem and Hudson Lines have blue seats. Trains leaving from Mount Vernon West do not go to Conn without transferring, they also do not go to New Rochelle. See more »

Quotes

Louie: You've got to tell me everything.
Agnes: I don't have to tell you anything.
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Connections

Remake of Puzzle (2009) See more »

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Ave Maria
Performed by Matthew Shifrin
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Puzzling out the Game of Life
20 October 2018 | by tigerfish50See all my reviews

Living in provincial Connecticut, married to an auto mechanic with two grown sons, Agnes resembles a church mouse, suppressing her own aspirations in order to maintain an ordered household. On the surface, she appears to be a devoted wife and mother, but timidity and low self-esteem have disconnected her from family, friends and herself. A jigsaw puzzle birthday gift leads to Agnes learning she possesses a hidden talent for piecing together these games of fragmented images - and this discovery opens the door to new experiences which force her to question how she's living her life.

Agnes' journey doesn't follow a smooth or conventional path as she struggles to liberate herself from self-inflicted shackles as well as those imposed by others. Kelly McDonald shows her usual excellence, range and subtlety in the lead role, with the script and direction complementing her talents nicely. Although the story's action takes place on a small stage, the characters' are confronted with major issues and upheavals before Agnes is able to figure out what she really wants, and begin the process of realizing it.


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