Puzzle Movie Review: Puzzle reflects the desperation of average homemakers

Puzzle: It’s a rare drama with so many jigsaw puzzles to solve

Puzzle stars Kelly Macdonald and Irrfan Khan in lead roles. A remake of a 2010 Argentine movie of the same name, Puzzle revolves around the life of a suburban mother of two teenage children living a hellish life with her small-minded husband and disobedient sons. But her life comes to a full circle when she discovers her passion for jigsaw puzzles and a life in piecing together jigsaw pieces.


Agnes (Kelly Macdonald) lives with her husband Louie (David Denman) and two sons, Ziggy (Bubba Weiler) and Gabe (Austin Abrams) in a suburban area. Like an average homemaker, she’s always taken for granted but Agnes knows that she’s above average. She finds interest in piecing jigsaw puzzles together and goes on making a striking career in her new found interest.

A life-changing birthday gift 

The most important part of the movie is Agnes getting a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle as her birthday gift. She finds it amazing and develops a curiosity for piecing those pieces. Good at solving puzzles, she soon finds that she can piece any jigsaw and starts looking for more opportunities that she finds in the New York City. Desperate for finding more intriguing puzzles, she heads to NYC where she stumbles upon the opportunity of her life in the puzzle store.

Piecing together the jigsaw of her life 

A champion puzzler is looking for a partner that is Agnes and she doesn’t want to miss this opportunity at any cost. The life comes to a full circle for this suburban woman in pieces that she joins very carefully to make an image of her life.

Puzzle First Look & Poster 

Agnes, the suburban mom and Robert, the champion puzzler, are seen in a very friendly pose in a puzzle store. A well-dressed Agnes seems to be quite confident before the champion in the poster.

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Why watch the movie? 

It is the story of a middle-class woman that has big dreams but no resources to fulfill her dreams. What makes the story interesting is the making … Read more