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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 ‘Diary Of A Wimpy Kid’ Movie: Alicia Silverstone Among New Cast

Jeff Kinney author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid books
Author Jeff Kinney (Inquisitr)
MOVIES
Former Clueless star Alicia Silverstone is among the new cast for the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie. Instead of playing an airhead teenager, Silverstone will be playing the role of mom. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she will be joined by Tom Everett Scott, who will play her husband Frank.

Alicia Silverstone is best known for her role as Cher in the her breakout comedy Clueless (1995) and for playing Batgirl in Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin (1997). She also voiced the character Sharon Spitz for the animated TV series Braceface (2001-2003), starred as the lead in the short-lived ABC sitcom Miss Match (2003), appeared in the TV series The Singles Table (2007), was reunited with her Clueless co-star Jeremy Sisto in the ABC sitcom Suburgatory (2012). Scott’s credits include Mars Needs Moms (2011) and Parental Guidance (2012).

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