The Love Punch 2014 CC

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Reuniting with Hopkins for the first time since 2008?s Last Chance Harvey, Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson plays Kate, whose biting banter with ex-husband Richard (Pierce Brosnan) suggests that the embers of their former ardour haven?t been fully extinguished.

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1 hour, 34 minutes

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The Love Punch

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Joel Hopkins
Studio Entertainment One
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sue on 9 Mar. 2015
Format: DVD
It’s not the greatest film I’ve ever seen, but it was undoubtedly entertaining and kept us interested from the start. Emma Thompson is particularly good, and there's more than one nod to Pierce Brosnan's past as 'James Bond'. The ending is somewhat predictable but left us with a happy-ever-after feeling that life isn’t as bad as it’s often portrayed.

I thought that the rating of 12 (13A in the US) was about right. There was some minor bad language, and one or two instances of ‘strong’ language which weren’t too obvious. There were hints of bedroom scenes but nothing explicit, and some brief implied nudity that was quite amusing.

I think one has to be in the right mood for this kind of film; don’t expect anything thought-provoking or deep, and accept the silliness for an attempt to entertain.

Recommended if you want something light-hearted and fast-paced, and don’t mind some silliness and low-key slapstick.

No real extras; there are some interviews with the main cast but they were, frankly, rather dull.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G. on 12 Mar. 2015
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Total rubbish. Shame - could have been a good silly comedy, but it makes so little sense and the plot has more holes than a golf course. Driven by dreadful 'music montages' every 10 minutes to keep it together... wasting my time writing this even!!!
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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Conchie on 16 Aug. 2014
Format: DVD
It should have had everything going for it…. fantastic cast, seriously does not get better than Imrie, Spall, Thompson and even 007 himself. The plot looked really good fun and I was so looking forward to it. On a positive note Emma Thompson looks amazing, never seen her look better than she does in this, as does Pierce Brosnan, very handsome man, but the entire thing just descended rather quickly into quite bad slapstick and a very silly plot that was all over the place. If like me you pick it up.. see the great cast, read the blurb on the back and think … wow.. this will be great…. sorry to say think again. Rather poor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David H J Ashdown TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Mar. 2015
Format: DVD
A light hearted comedy about a divorced couple seeking revenge against an unscrupulous businessman who bankrupted the husband's company. They discover that he recently purchased a very expensive diamond and decide to steal it to compensate them. The film is neither particularly funny nor very highbrow it's more a mixture of several genres rather slapstick and corny , a combination that doesn't work despite the stellar cast.
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By Katie85 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 22 Nov. 2014
Format: DVD
This has a decent cast and a original storyline. A separated couple (played by Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson) have discovered that their company pension has blown by the new boss on an overpriced necklace so they, along with their friends, set about getting the necklace. The humour is of the slapstick variety, which I can take or leave. I did however first see this film at the cinema and found it funny, so was pleased to receive the DVD as a gift. However, I have since watched the DVD twice, once with friends and once without. The time I watched it without I was wondering what I was that I found so amusing at the cinema but the time I watched with friends I laughed with them. Think this is one of those films that you can't help but laugh at if you are surrounded by other people who enjoy something uncomplicated but it may be a bit more tedious otherwise.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By nuttygear on 22 Feb. 2015
Format: DVD
I absolutely loved this film!!
that much so that I watched it twice on a row, love the characters that they play, they are portrayed brilliantly!
I love the relationships in the film and the people who play them are amazing!
I was totally in awe, the laughter, loving relationships.
The storyline is very excellently written, and totally addictive.
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25 of 32 people found the following review helpful By G. L. Lewis on 17 Jun. 2014
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Joel Hopkins has created a film that will truly make you smile with its quintessential British qualities. I am not a great fan of slapstick, but this is rather gentle and sophisticated slapstick that with its 'empty-nester' lead characters will certainly appeal to an audience of relative status, amongst whom I was fortunate enough to be seated, as they laughed with empathy at the subtle sexual references and woes befalling the lead characters. Sometimes an audience just enhances the viewing experience!. With the perfect casting of some great British favourites, The Love Punch is an uplifting and intelligently written film. For this full-time mother, it was a welcome antidote to the many dark and violent films that seem to dominate the big screen. Marvellous!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Claire Dolby on 2 Mar. 2015
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With a line up of actors like this I couldn't wait to watch it, but its rather like a James Bond film. It was extremely funny though so I made it to the end!
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