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

MOVIE REVIEW
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. …

Nick Vujicic is Born

Nick Vujicic was born on December 4, 1982.
December 4, 1982
On this day in 1982, Nick Vujicic was born Australia with tetra-amelia syndrome which is a disorder that caused him to be born without all four of his limbs. Not surprisingly, he was a victim of bullying in grade school but God got a hold of his life and turned is misfortune into something amazing. In recent years, he has traveled all over the globe sharing his testimony and proving that his disability isn’t that big of a hindrance for him. In 2009, he starred in the inspirational short film, The Butterfly Circus which won several awards. In 2012, he married Kanae Miyahara. He is also a new father to Kiyoshi.


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