The Love Punch. Image shows from L to R: Kate (Emma Thompson), Richard (Pierce Brosnan).

The Love Punch

The Love Punch. Image shows from L to R: Richard (Pierce Brosnan), Kate (Emma Thompson).

The Love Punch

A divorced couple scheme to recover the retirement money that was stolen from them

Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Louise Bourgoin, Laurent Lafitte, Marisa Berenson, Olivier Chantreau and others
Joel Hopkins
Joel Hopkins
David Gordon Green, Lisa Muskat, Christopher Woodrow and Derrick Tseng

Ex-husband and wife Richard and Kate's biting banter suggests that the flames of their former relationship have not been fully extinguished... Unfortunately the same cannot be said for their retirement nest egg, which is wiped out when Richard's investment firm is defrauded and the pension fund is siphoned away.

Learning that the unscrupulous French financier behind the scheme has just purchased a $10 million diamond for his bride to be, the divorced duo grudgingly agree to set aside their differences and hatch a plot to gate-crash the wedding and steal the rock.

Roped in to assist in the heist are the couple's former neighbours Timothy Spall and Celia Imrie, who are also rooting for their reconciliation. The foursome form an unlikely band of lawbreakers in this comedy caper set against the sun drenched backdrop of the Cote d'Azur.

Production Details

You can't pinch a diamond without stealing a few hearts; Sometimes love needs a little adventure
UK certificate
94 minutes
Release date
Friday 18th April 2014
Laugh track

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Sunday 14th April 2019 at 2:15pm on C5

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