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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. …

Do You Have a 'Mom Crush'? - Video of the Day

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Do you have a "mom crush?" It's not what you think. "As a mom, I am constantly looking at social media and feeling inadequate when I compare myself to other moms," says the creator of the "This is Momming" YouTube channel. "It's totally wrong, and I totally do it all the time. I noticed that my mommy friends were all feeling the same way. They're great moms and yet they feel inadequate and that feeling leads to frustration. We all want to be perfect and we're all doing the best we can, and I hope this video shows a little of that. We are all in this together. And we need each other, because momming is HARD!"

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