What's it like to reveal yourself to another person? Terrifying! That's one of the topics discussed in this week's episode on Punch-Drunk Love, Paul Thomas Anderson's 2002 film that more people should have seen then and should see now. For a film about someone who has unidentified psychological issues, it's one of the most psychologically and emotionally realistic films about the common human experiences of loneliness, the desire to connect with other people, and the rush that accompanies finding someone who accepts you. So give it a listen as you cut out those Healthy Choice coupons!

Check out this recent book, The Cinema of Paul Thomas Anderson here. You can also hear Dan interview its author, Ethan Warren, on the New Books in Film podcast here.

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