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Spanish Fly (1998)

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A woman reporter in over her head in trying to write a book on the male machismo in Spain finds the men don't match her story's expectations. She also finds herself involved in relationships with the wrong men.

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Yoima ...
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Carl's Friend (as Vernon Dobthcheff)
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Nieve de Medina ...
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A woman reporter in over her head in trying to write a book on the male machismo in Spain finds the men don't match her story's expectations. She also finds herself involved in relationships with the wrong men.

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Rated R for strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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30 June 1999 (France)  »

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Espanjalainen kärpänen  »

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Opening Weekend:

$10,482 (USA) (3 December 1999)

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$11,147 (USA) (3 December 1999)
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Bought this in a close out bin for $6. That's about $5.98 more than its worth.
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This is a very amateurish effort. There aren't that many auteurs out there who have the skills to take on writing, directing, and acting the lead role in a film. Daphne Kastner is NOT one of them. If you're looking for a spirited, fun, Spanish film, rent something joyously offbeat like Volver or Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown by Pedro Almodovar.

Steer clear of this drab, lifeless, and can I say it, borderline racist film. It just traffics in bad ethnic stereotypes.

And just as an aside, if you're renting it for the lurid cover or the provocative title, you're going to be disappointed.It's smarmy, not erotic.

Martin Donovan, an actor I loved in "The Opposite Of Sex" and many Hal Hartley films, is utterly wasted here. Then again, maybe ANYONE needs to be wasted to be submitted to this 91 minute waste of time.


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