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This is a cute film which is very enjoyable to watch. I wondered though if I formed part of a very select group of people who would enjoy it as much as I did. I saw it in Spain (in original version of course), where I was living at the time, which added to my appreciation of its "Spanishness". I am, nevertheless, English and enjoyed something peculiarly English about the whole thing, the self-deprecating humour as well as the great shots of London, (NOT the Tower or Big Ben, just ordinary real London) including the Notting Hill Carnival. And I think only the English can truly appreciate how near the bone the parodied BBC sitcom in which the main character becomes embroiled is.
I felt that to enjoy the film as I did, you have to bring together a number of different strands. For example, personal experience of both English and Spanish culture. And, speaking of culture, it helps if you are familiar with "Don Quijote". Add to this a penchant for both romantic comedy and bizarre fantasy worlds (for any fans of "Stig of the Dump" this has a scene a little like that for grown-ups) and you can really enjoy this film.
A peculiar title in English, by the way. In Spanish the title means "Rain in your shoes" (more or less) which emphasises the time travel element less and makes it a little more mysterious, I feel. The English sounds a bit hackneyed in my opinion. I thought I had read somewhere that it was called "The man with rain in his shoes", though this is a bit of a mouthful I must admit.
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