THE LOVE PUNCH is a romantic comedy/heist film written and directed by Joel Hopkins, which was screened in the Gala Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Reuniting with Hopkins for the first time since 2008’s Last Chance Harvey, Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson stars alongside Pierce Brosnan as a divorced couple who scheme to recover the retirement money that was stolen from them.
Divorced, middle-aged Richard Jones (Brosnan) is looking forward to a worry-free existence as he arrives at his office on his last day of work, having sold his company. Much to his dismay, he discovers that the management buyout of his company was fraudulent.
With his company now bankrupt, the employee pension fund has been embezzled, wiping out his retirement fund. Richard enlists his ex-wife Kate (Thompson) to help him track down the shady businessman behind the fraud. Soon, they’re caught up in a cat-and-mouse caper across Europe in a whirlwind of intrigue, mad chases and a jewelry theft that might restore Richard's future — while rekindling his romance with Kate.
- via eOne UK