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This is one of Pere Ponce's first starring roles together with Ariadna
both of who are talented and well respected Spanish actors.
The story follows Pedro over several years in his on and off relationship with Sara as well as his problems in gaining economic independence from his parents in Spain's precarious job market. Sara is a very attractive and free woman who has lots of men trailing after her and who has problems with commitment, but whose morality and lifestyle is really pretty average for the early eighties (during the `movida').
The dialogues are much wittier than average for a Spanish comedic script and the characters are believable and well played. Definitely one of the best romantic comedies produced in Spain in the last ten years.
Well crafted and very funny story, really a new working of the old "boy
meets girl, boy loses girl,..." etc. cliché. Nothing you haven't seen
before. But the cast goes around their plot so charmingly that you are
really taken away. The film established Ariadna Gil as a major actress,
was the first major role of Javier Bardem, and had some memorable
contributions from Pere Ponce and the rest of the cast.
Infectious, entertaining, and with something really difficult to find in Spanish movies: A believable description of the country and its people. What you see is Spain in 1991, the director really manages to nail down the spirit of the time and the place.
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