'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. …

Do You Recognize These Celebrities? They Will Be the Next ‘Bosses’

Deion Sanders, Bethany Mota, Idina Menzel and Gabby Douglas
(L to R) Deion Sanders, Bethany Mota, Idina Menzel and Gabby Douglas
all in costume for a good cause. (CBS)


There is something fascinating about seeing celebrities who used to be catered to run around and have to live life like the rest of us which probably explains why TV shows like Celebrity Apprentice, Dancing With the Stars and Celebrity Big Brother generally do well with ratings. Next week another TV series is offering a “celebrity” version only this time, the show might be even more satisfying to watch as these stars actually give back.

Celebrities at the top of their chosen fields are going undercover in Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition to find talented people and make dreams come true. The nation’s best singers, athletes, models and business icons embark on talent searches to pay it forward to deserving yet-to-be-discovered individuals. To make sure that no one would be able to recognize them, the celebrities were each disguised with state-of-the-art prosthetic makeup and custom-made wigs, which took an average of two and a half hours to apply.

Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition kicks off with two-time U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team member, Gabby Douglas going incognito looking for the best of the best gymnasts and coaches. Other celebrities chosen for the task include Broadway star Idina Menzel, YouTube star Bethany Mota and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Deion Sanders. The series will offer more episodes after the inial four and those celebrities involved in the show will be revealed at a later time.

Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition premieres Friday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m. on CBS


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