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

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. …

Video of the Day: Chris Norton Walks The Graduation Stage

Chris Norton doesn't do anything small. Back in 2010, he suffered a severe spinal cord injury while playing football for Luther College and was given very little chance to ever walk again. Last Sunday he walked across the stage to receive his diploma with the help of fiancee whom he had proposed to the night before. He will also be featured in the new book, "The Power of Faith - When Tragedy Strikes," written by him, his father and author Christy Hayes coming out this summer.


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