'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. …

Mary Tyler Moore's Best Bit - Video of the Day


Though Mary Tyler Moore proved that she could be a dramatic actress (she was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in 1980's Ordinary People) she will most be remembered for her comedic roles from The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Here is a clip from the latter in what is probably the best gag she ever pulled off on TV at the funeral for Chuckles the Clown:

promote my blog