The Love Punch

This Brit comedy has the watchability factor of a mediocre TV sitcom: naff but good-natured. Emma Thompson does one of her jolly, clever, capable women, cheated on by a man not fit to lick her sensible shoes. He’s played by Pierce Brosnan, and is her ex-husband, a lawyer who ran off with a younger woman. When his company is taken over by a French firm and stripped of its assets, the exes join forces and head to Paris to retrieve the money. Will this ludicrous caper bring them back together? What do you think?

Thompson has the funniest lines. (She tells her daughter leaving for uni: ‘Wash your jeans inside out and never put anything in your mouth that hasn’t been boiled first.’) Elsewhere, it’s all prostate gags. And you haven’t seen cringeworthy till you’ve seen a group of mature British actors in granny-beige M&S slacks doing the ‘Reservoir Dogs’ walk.

Release details

Rated: 12A
Release date: Friday April 18 2014
Duration: 94 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Joel Hopkins
Screenwriter: Joel Hopkins
Cast: Emma Thompson
Pierce Brosnan
Timothy Spall
Tuppence Middleton
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