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'Puzzle' is Well Made, but a Few Pieces are Missing

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Based on the film Rompecabezas, Puzzle is one of those little-known independent films that sneaks into theaters with little to no fanfare, although the fact that it is being promoted “from the producer of Little Miss Sunshine” should help it get noticed somewhat. Puzzle is a quiet, little film about a woman who discovers that jigsaw puzzles are the key to changing her life. While the subject matter doesn’t sound all that exciting, the film really isn’t about puzzles but instead about one finding their voice, or so it appears. It’s also a message film that has its own agenda expecting the audience to agree with the choices of the main character and applaud her “brave” behavior. Frankly, it just feels manipulative.

Directed by Marc Turtletaub, Puzzle’s most impactful scene comes within the first few minutes. We see Agnes (Kelly MacDonald) cleaning up the house and they decorating it for a birthday party. Then we see her serving appetizers while being ignored by the guests. …

New ‘Son of God’ Movie Announced

On the set with Roma Downey and Mark Burnett.

FROM BELIEFNET

For some, it is unthinkable that the producer of such wildly popular TV shows like “The Voice,” “Survivor,” “The Apprentice,” and “Shark Tank” is the same producer who brought us the epic miniseries last spring, “The Bible.” And for some, it may be a surprise to know that that producer, Mark Burnett, is married to “that girl,” Roma Downey from TV’s “Touched by an Angel.” But it’s true and together, the pair is a powerhouse.


“The Bible” miniseries became the number one cable telecast of the year and was nominated for three Emmy® awards, meaning that it wasn’t just a good showing by the audience, but that the TV industry was impressed with it as well. On one hand, this shouldn’t be surprising since Burnett has had much success with many of the TV shows that he has created, but this one was his first miniseries and it aired on the History channel. Although happy with the success, he and Downey are not done yet. 

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