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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. …

Debby Boone is Born

Debby Boone was born on September 22, 1956.
September 22, 1956
Deborah Anne Boone was born to singer Pat Boone and Shirley Foley Boone in Hackesnsack, New Jersey on this day in 1956. While she began touring with her parents and three sisters, (Cherry, Lindy and Laury), Boone is best known for her hit single, You Light Up My Life in 1977. It was the #1 song for ten consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1979, she married her husband and priest in the Episcopal Church, Gabriel Ferrer. He is son of Jose Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney and is George Clooney’s cousin.

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