The Love Punch

The Love Punch

A divorced couple scheme to recover the retirement money that was stolen from them.
Genres: Comedy
Stars: Joel Hopkins
Language: EnglishFrench
Year: 2013
Time: 94 min
IMDb: 5.7/10


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.
Plot Keywords: gin-martini / champagne / red-wine / whisky / white-wine
Taglines: You can’t pinch a diamond without stealing a few hearts
Certificate: Argentina:13 | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Denmark:15 (DVD rating) | Finland:K-7 (DVD rating) | France:Tous publics | Germany:0 | Hungary:12 | Ireland:12A | Netherlands:6 | Norway:15 (DVD rating) | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG13 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 (DVD rating) | Switzerland:8 | United Kingdom:12A | United States:PG-13
Cast: Emma Thompson , Pierce Brosnan , Celia Imrie , Timothy Spall , Louise Bourgoin , Laurent Lafitte , Marisa Berenson , Olivier Chantreau , Ellen Thomas , Tuppence Middleton , Jack Wilkinson , Adam Byron , John Ramm , Jean-Louis Barcelona , Eleanor Matsuura , Bruce McEwen , Christophe Prévost , Sabine Crossen , Liz Coke , Julie Ordon , Vanessa Guide , Murielle Hilaire , Max Hayter , Anna Brooke , Linda Hardy , Tom Morton , Christopher Craig , Alan Fairbairn , Sinan Bertrand , Catriona MacColl , Patrice Cols , Vincent Haquin , Floriane Andersen , Blanche Dezert , Paloma Hidalgo , Thanh Ingle-Lai , Jordan Jones , Senie Priti


Company: Process Media
Country: France , United Kingdom
Language: English , French
Released Date: 17 Apr 2014 (Israel)
Year: 2013
Film Location: Paris, France

Technical Specs

Runtime: 94 min
Soundmix: Dolby Digital
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

User Review:

cawser » We went to see this purely on the strength of the cast, Emma , Celia and Timothy can't make a poor film can they? Well unfortunately it really looks like they can. Clichéd script, production values that would have looked outdated in the 50's, a script that is barely worthy of the word, and direction that is predictable and hackneyed.

Emma tried hard, Timothy responded to the desperate pleas from the director to do some of your funny business, but it all fell flat as a pancake. Pierce really should be talked out of doing comedy, his acting talents are wearing very thin. You see.. my partner thinks that it is all part of a conspiracy to seduce the grey pound out of our pockets. She finds the whole "older people behaving badly, showing signs of having an active sexuality and saying f*** a lot" an unfortunate patronising new genre….Exotic Marigold hotel etc, and that dire Paris caper with the wonderful Lindsay Duncan in it.

But I think that is unjustifiably generous to a dire mess like this…the idea that it was deliberately aimed at any genre is backing conspiracy over cock-up with barely any real justification. Cock-up? Yes that is about it.
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