Puzzle: Picking Up the Pieces 

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Memo to The Flicks: Seriously consider laying out a puzzle or two in the lobby during the upcoming run of Puzzle. Minutes after seeing this highly satisfying film about a buttoned-down woman who pieces together her life via puzzles, I was anxious to sit down to a jigsaw myself.

Memo to All About Games (and any other puzzle purveyor): Seriously consider a movie night affiliated with the above-mentioned film. I wouldn't be at all surprised if the puzzle industry sees a bump in interest, linked to Puzzle.

Memo to everyone: See this movie, opening Friday, Aug. 24.

Puzzle won't solve any of the world's problems, and there isn't a superhero in sight, but it's a late-summer tonic to all of the sturm und drang crowding the cinema this this season. Puzzle is a perfect showcase for the wonderful Kelly Macdonald, whose earlier performances (No Country for Old Men, Anna Karenina) seemed overlooked. In Puzzle, as Agnes, a blue-collar housewife who is much more than her life's pieces, Macdonald is magnificent. To be sure, Puzzle is a modest, tender, movie—all the more reason to embrace it.

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Rated R · 103 minutes · 2018
Official Site: sonyclassics.com/puzzle
Director: Marc Turtletaub
Producer: Wren Arthur, Guy Stodel, Peter Saraf, Leah Holzer, Daniele Melia and Natalia Smirnoff
Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, David Denman, Bubba Weiler, Austin Abrams, Liv Hewson, Myrna Cabello, Helen Coxe and Lori Hammel
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