“The Love Punch” may not have the knockout power that would make it a TKO, but like all older, wiser boxers, it assuredly has the endurance to get closer to the final bell than you might at first glance think.
Despite the sniffy critical reaction that presumably awaits “The Love Punch,” audiences may
nevertheless respond when the pic goes out in Blighty over Easter weekend through eOne, followed by Germany and Spain in May and June, respectively. A U.S. release date via Ketchup/Open Road has yet to be announced, following the pic’s acquisition a month after its Toronto bow in September.
Production companies: Process, Radar Films, The Love Punch Limited, SND Films
Cast: Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Tuppence Middleton, Laurent Lafitte, Louise Bourgouin
Writer-Director: Joel Hopkins
Producers: Tim Perell, Nicola Usborne, Clement Miserez, Jean-Charles Levy
Executive producers: Thierry Desmichelle, Lionel Uzan, Matthieu Warter, Al Munteanu, Nicolas Manuel
Director of photography: Jerome Almeras
Production designer: Patrick Durand
Music: Jean-Michel Bernard
Editor: Susan Littenberg
Sales: SND Films/WME
No rating, 94 minutes.