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Life According to Muriel (1997)
"La vida según Muriel" (original title)

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Muriel and her mother leave their home for good and a freak occurrence leaves them stranded in the country. They beg a woman to let them stay and a shaky friendship develops between the two families.

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Laura
Inés Estévez ...
Mirta
Jorge Perugorría ...
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Federico Olivera ...
Tony
Florencia Camiletti ...
Muriel
Gonzalo Salama ...
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Carolina Valverde ...
Jimena
María Lepret
Nahuel Mutti
Beba Quintana
Bruno Quintana
Oscar Carranza
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Muriel and her mother leave their home for good and a freak occurrence leaves them stranded in the country. They beg a woman to let them stay and a shaky friendship develops between the two families.

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Momentous, in small ways
14 May 2002 | by (Bloomington, IN) – See all my reviews

Nine-year-old Muriel and her mother leave Buenos Aires for parts unknown. A freak accident, which reminds us of the importance of using the parking brake, renders them destitute, and they must beg for a roof over their heads.

This leads to other developments, which I will not describe, except to say that they're not generally what you'd expect. In particular, occurrences that will tend to be viewed by those inured to Hollywood fare as foreshadowing or sinister hints of an ugly surprise may end up being (as in life) groundless.

Fairly realistic slice-of-(somewhat unusual)-life in a breathtakingly beautiful corner of Argentina. Touching, saddening, thoughtful, seldom dull. Not unlike "Central Station" in some respects. Worth going out of your way for, if you like this kind of movie.


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