Puzzle


Puzzle
A young mother, who feels that she has been taken for granted and is stuck in a rut, discovers she has a talent for solving jigsaw puzzles, which leads her down new pathways in life, to people and places she could never have imagined.

103 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex, Prejudice, Drug abuse).
Drama, On the art circuit

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There must be another corner piece here somewhere...
There must be another corner piece here somewhere...

Credits

Cast
Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, David Denman, Daniel Stewart Sherman, Austin Abrams
Director
Marc Turtletaub
ScreenplayPolly Mann, Oren Moverman, from the screenplay by Natalia Smirnoff
MusicDustin O'Halloran
CinematographyChristopher Norr
EditingCatherine Haight
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byBig Beach Films, Rosto, Olive Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageModerate Impact and Fairly Frequent. Crude language is used in casual conversation or for moments of frustration. It is strongly disapproved of. However, this language is not recommended for impressionable children who are not cognitively developed enough and may try to emulate it or want to normalise language of this nature.
NudityLow and infrequent there is one fleeting moment of an art-work that has nudity on it.
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceLow and infrequent violence is displayed mainly in an emotional context between husband and wife but may be distrubing or distressing to much younger viewers.
PrejudiceFrequent Mild impact Prejudice deals with issues of gender discrimination seeing women as sterotypes in the home. This may be distressing, harmful, upsetting or inappropriate for impressionable younger children.
BlasphemyBlasphemy is Low impact and Infrequent and occurs by way of swear words or referring to icons or religious figures that might be offensive to certain religions. This is not suitable for younger children as they may find it harmful, disturbing or distressing.
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsMature and complex themes in this film explore a mature, subservient, unhappy and sheltered woman with upper teenage boys, bored with he life as a housewife, cook, and church going wife. She finds a talent for puzzles and that she’s really good at it. She explores further and finds that her passion extends to more than just the Puzzle competition with her interesting and unusual Iranian puzzle partner. Torn between he family, new-found passion for life and finding her own personal freedom, she must choose how to manage the challenges of her new identity.
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for language
Runtime103
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
4
Violence
0
Sex
2
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
36 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
120 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconPuzzle transcends its quirky premise with honest emotion -- and Kelly Macdonald, whose nicely understated performance proves she’s too often underutilized.
17
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14
CommonSenseMedia
Michael Ordona quote iconLovely personal empowerment story has some language.
20

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
10 users
17
Rottentomatoes users
572 users
15
IMDB
1645 Netizens
14
The Movie DB
Community
14

Average .. 77%

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