Marc Turtletaub, the director of this movie, will be joining us for the film and discussion. Turtletaub, a part time Maui resident, produced “Little Miss Sunshine,” along with a number of other great films. This film is based on the Argentine Film “Rompecabezas.”
Come early to get a seat, this should be an interesting evening.
Since making her big-screen debut 20-odd years ago in “Trainspotting,” the Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald has made a specialty of stealing movies in supporting roles. She was devastating as the trusting wife in “No Country for Old Men” and perfectly cast as the stoic domestic goddess Dolly in Joe Wright’s dreamy adaptation of “Anna Karenina.” In the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” Macdonald didn’t so much revert to type as the naive woman in distress as infuse the trope with equal parts soul and steel.
In “Puzzle,” Macdonald has finally found a movie that she doesn’t need to steal, because it belongs to her completely. As Agnes, a Connecticut homemaker longing to break out of a comfortable but humdrum existence, Macdonald brings her characteristic quiet radiance to bear on creating a character who’s either on the brink of crisis or of rebirth, depending on how she makes the pieces fit. By Ann Hornaday – Washington Post