JUDY AND PUNCH – “A wickedly entertaining medieval Me Too dark comedy”
Mirrah Foulkes (Directorial debut)
- Mia Wasikowska as Judy
- Damon Herriman as Punch
- Benedict Hardie as Derrick Fairweather
- Tom Budge as Mr. Frankly
- Gillian Jones as Dr. Goodtime
Judy and Punch are puppeteers in the town of Seaside, England who, alongside their baby daughter, are attempting to bring their marionette show back into the public eye. Judy wins the crowd with her puppetry but Punch suffers from a drinking problem which ends up with a tragedy. Judy seeks vengeance against her former husband.
Judy and Punch is without question a wickedly entertaining medieval Me Too dark comedy! If you are craving something wholly original in the movie market, this is it. Combining twisted comedy and striking revenge-soaked exploits, Mirrah Foulkes will surely win over the crowd in her directorial debut effort. The film also benefits from an extremely slick production (on all fronts) and a stellar musical score. There is a lot of energy here, and it makes for a really fun watch. It’s not going to be for everybody though (the comedy is quite dark), and some of the narrative moments are admittedly uneven. But, any way you slice it, Judy and Punch really does, well, pack quite the punch!