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PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE(Starz on Comcast) Gone are the epic San Fernando Valley metaphysics of “Boogie Nights’’ and “Magnolia’’ — Paul Thomas Anderson has smaller fish to fry. An off-kilter, deeply touching comedy of eros, the movie stars Adam Sandler as a man-child backing into a romance with the slightly more worldly Emily Watson. Brilliantly, Sandler plays the part as he would any of his comic dolts, but with all the panicky sadness on the surface. (R, through Oct. 7) TY BURR
ROMY AND MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION(Encore on Comcast) Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow make a great pair of airhead buddies having too much fun as LA party girls to realize their lives are going nowhere until their impending high school reunion leaves them with a bad case of underachievement. The reunion stuff plays like plastic sitcom. They’re a lot more fun being their sassy selves in LA, where they ought to be allowed to stay for the sequel. (R, through Nov. 18)
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