#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Dr. Sam Frizzell lives alone with his eighteen year old daughter Ariel Frizzell in the upper middle class Kitsilano neighborhood of Vancouver. Sam has dated little since his wife died when Ariel was a young child, he instead focusing his attentions on his daughter. With the exception of sex, Ariel has almost become a surrogate wife for Sam. Ariel, on the other hand, has taken that role one step further, she who has an Electra complex. Ariel has had behavior issues, in large part due to the circumstances around her mother’s death and the way Sam has treated her since. As such, she has no real friends and she is home schooled by a tutor – a young man named Markus who often cannot control his student – as she couldn’t function within a school environment. Into their lives comes Mary. As their third date, Sam thinks it would be a good idea for Mary to come to his house to meet Ariel. Mary’s already tenuous dating life takes a step backward when Ariel is openly hostile toward Mary over dinner, with the evening ending with Ariel physically assaulting Mary. The assault does not sit well with Julie, Mary’s sister who works as a topless boxer in a local bar. Like Ariel, Julie has anger issues stemming from her growing up period, with the boxing ring being what she believes her controlled her anger management outlet. Julie does whatever she feels she needs to both to get justice for her sister and to ensure that Mary is happy in whatever relationship she decides to embark.
Plot: Ariel is a troubled girl with more than the usual teenage problems. When her emotion and temper get the best of her, she is drawn into a world where she can take out her anger with her fists. In the tradition of ‘Girlfight’ comes a wildly original story of rage and redemption.
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Dark, Funny, Off-Beat Canadian Film
I loved this movie. “Punch” isn’t easy to watch (especially for those of us who live with a teenage daughter of our own!), but it is worth the effort. What an interesting film.
It is well-acted across the board. The dialogue is tight, hard, funny, rude — and then moving and lovely. (It is worth seeing twice just for Michael Riley’s beautiful monologue on how he met Ariel’s mother.)
Sonja Bennett is scary as the angry teen protagonist. Utterly unlikable – what a huge risk for a young actress. Bravo to her. Michael Riley is perfect as the Dad. I also loved Marcia Laskowski’s performance of Mary – a highly believable, likable, attractive woman somewhere in her thirties. I enjoyed seeing a romantic lead who looked like someone I might actually meet somehwere – someone real. Vincent Gale is – as always – incredible as the complex bartender. And Katherine Kirkpatrick simply rocks as Beth the big boxer. Meredith McGeachie is also impressive as “Julie the Beauty”.
It’s hard to say more without giving stuff away, which I don’t want to do, because I hope that lots of peole get to see this movie.
‘Punch’ – real women, real problems – a welcome change!
I was impressed and delighted that CityTv aired this movie on a Saturday night in a relatively prime time slot – a welcome change from the usual Hollywood schlock that dominates the airwaves. This movie courageously, if not deeply, explores some interesting family dynamics, thankfully not the usual ones. Instead of the usual predictable, boring,stifled family life anecdotes, Punch gives us a glimpse into REAL people with REAL – and interesting -problems – not the usual TV and Hollwyood fare that doesn’t reflect any families I know! EXCELLENT MOVIE! The writing, directing and acting was absolutely top quality on all counts: I don’t think anyone missed a beat – first class acting throughout – making these interesting characters totally believable. Thankfully, the women were all strong, interesting and compelling – the topless boxing was a welcome change from the plastic (and I mean that literally) “beauty” queens that bare – or don’t quite bare – their breasts. This is part of what makes this an important movie – women come in all shapes and sizes and thanks to this movie for reminding us of this. If you want plastic tits, boys, you can find them almost anywhere(unfortunately)… ‘Punch’is real and totally rocks. Every character has issues that they are actually working through, in different kinds of ways, and the exploration of the relationships between these characters demonstrates how we learn from others in relationships. Very cool. Unusual to encounter, although Canadian films seem to be good at this overall. UNFORTUNATELY, the narration gimmick was a real distraction! What was that about? I’d love to see it ‘sans’ narration – whatever the intent of the narrative technique was, it din’t work. Too bad, apart from that, this was an outstanding film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Director Guy Bennett
Writer Guy Bennett
Actors Michael Riley, Sonja Bennett, Meredith McGeachie
Awards 3 wins & 3 nominations
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Laboratory Alpha Cine Service, Vancouver, Canada (as Alpha Cine)
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