In writer-director Joel Hopkins’ British heist comedy, “The Love Punch,” Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan team up on screen for the first time as bickering divorcees Kate and Richard Jones. When the snarky ex-lovers lose their retirement pension at the hands of a French financier, they reluctantly join forces and travel to the beautiful Cote d’Azur with a plan to steal said financier’s $10 million diamond. Given that both actors excel at creating attitudinal characters, hilarity immediately ensues when their personalities clash.
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Combining visual and verbal comedy, which Thompson is quite the pro at as seen below, these clips offer up a sneak peak at how bumbling these novice capers are as they stage an elaborate heist with a gigantic reward. While the film only received mild notices out of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, the delightful spunk of Emma Thompson is almost impossible to ignore, and the chance to see her act opposite 007 should provide even more of an enjoyable experience.
Take a look at the clips below and catch “The Love Punch” On Demand.