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36 Ratings


Directed by Marc Turtletaub
United States, 2018


The film centers on a fortysomething suburban mother whose world is consumed with caring for the men in her family. When she discovers she has a gift for assembling puzzles, her world begins to open and her entire family is forced to adjust and grow as well.

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Puzzle Directed by Marc Turtletaub

Critics reviews

The film neither romanticizes nor pathologizes difference—the pleasure lies in feeling its lived complexity.
December 28, 2018
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Like a bedtime cup of cocoa, Marc Turtletaub’s “Puzzle” has a soothing familiarity that quiets the mind and settles the spirit. It might also make you a little bit sleepy — which, in a multiplex reverberating with action-movie agita, can be an excellent effect for a movie to have. Which is not to say that this low-key, high-stakes domestic drama is boring — not at all. But it does have a narrative and performative rhythm that’s cozy-comforting.
July 26, 2018
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