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The Love We Give, The Love We Get

Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson has taken massive risks with every film he has ever made, and his recent film Punch Drunk Love (due out soon on video) is no exception. Both Anderson and his star Adam Sandler here grow by leaps and bounds. Together, the two create a completely original film with its own logic, unique humor, and startling beauty. Everything in this film is exaggerated, especially Sandler's character, Barry Egan. He is unsure of himself, enclosed in his own…
David Schaap
April 16, 2003