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The Love Punch

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
Love Punch
Thibault Grabherr

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

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.

Written by Cath Clarke

Release Details

  • Rated:12A
  • Release date:Friday 18 April 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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