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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

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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 ... 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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Country:

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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

Gross USA:

$2,032,018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,260,946
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Goofs

When a person initially dumps the pieces of a puzzle onto a table (and turns over the pieces that landed image-side down), the puzzle pieces are never all in the correct orientation for the image being built. When Agnes places pieces into puzzles, she rarely-if ever-turns them at all, nor does she turn her hand and arm into odd contortions to place pieces that would otherwise have to be rotated upside-down. See more »

Quotes

Agnes: I don't know why someone like you would find me interesting.
Robert: That's exactly why.
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Little Miss Jigsaw
21 June 2018 | by torrascotiaSee all my reviews

I managed to attend the European premier of this at the opening night gala of the Edinburgh Film Festival. In the past some of the movies chosen to open the Edinburgh festival have been poor quality and chosen due to their links with Scotland. However in this case they managed to pick a movie which may just be one of the best on show this year. The story is about a mother of two who seems more of less content with her family life but on her birthday is presented with a jigsaw puzzle. Her life is so predictable she knows what her husband will say before he does. Completing this puzzle seems to give her a sense of achievement which she doesn't seem to be able to find anywhere else in her life. This sets her off on a mission to find more puzzles to complete and opens up a new life for her...possibly. The tone of the movie is somewhat offbeat, quite a few times there were members of the audience laughing at what seemed inappropriate times. You also have to suspend your disbelief for the story to work. It takes a while before you notice the movie is set in the present day. The main character is somewhat strange as well, its unclear if her quirky behaviour is supposed to be due to a sheltered life or something like Aspergers/OCD. The reason I think its like an old fashioned fairy tale, up to a point is there is a handsome rich stranger who comes into her life via her interest in puzzles, who has the potential to whisk her away from a life of domestic drudgery. Its very much a story told from a female perspective at the expense of her husbands' there is more a little bit of selfishness in the main character which to me makes her less sympathetic. Its an interesting film and worth the watch although how you respond will largely be down to whether you find this a movie about someone who is blinkered and selfish or someone escaping from a humdrum life of family responsibility. You decide.


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