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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

Genre
Film
Released
2014
Starring
Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Louise Bourgoin, Laurent Lafitte, Marisa Berenson, Olivier Chantreau and others
Writer
Joel Hopkins
Director
Joel Hopkins
Producers
David Gordon Green, Lisa Muskat, Christopher Woodrow, Derrick Tseng, Thierry Desmichelle, Lionel Uzan, Matthieu Warter, Al Munteanu and Nicolas Manuel

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.

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