3.5

Puzzle

Drama


 

The life of a doting housewife opens up when she discovers a passion for puzzles.

"Puzzle" is a little suburban drama with all the right pieces. In this story, the most innocent of hobbies becomes an obsession and a catalyst for change. Watching housewife Agnes come out of her shell is a joy to watch, and we spend most of the runtime time quietly encouraging her to break free. Anchored by some brilliantly understated performances, the characters feel all the more genuine when they avoid the temptation for melodrama. Not many films will persuade you to instantly search the house for a jigsaw puzzle like this. Sit down and dissemble.

Anthony Macali

Limited Release 29th November 2018
Sony Pictures 103 mins