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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. …

The 'Munsters' You Didn't See - Video of the Day

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Those who consider themselves fans of The Munsters maybe surprised to learn that the show we got was a little different in its early stages. Here are the opening scenes and credits for the unaired pilot of the series that features Joan Marshall as "Phoebe" instead of Yvonne DeCarlo as "Lily" and Happy Derman instead of Butch Patrick as "Eddie." Oh, and it was in color too.

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