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Sex, Shame & Tears (1999)
"Sexo, pudor y lágrimas" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  18 June 1999 (Mexico)
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This comedic drama features two young couples, and another couple of old friends who reenter the two couples lives. The story takes place mostly in two apartments across the street from each other in Mexico City at the end of the millenium. Intellectual Carlos is not offering as much love as wife Ana needs. Tomas, a world-traveling friend of the couple reappears after many years abroad. Across the street, womanizing executive Miguel and suffering wife Andrea are joined by visiting friend Maria. The presence of guests Tomas and Maria triggers lust, rejection, infidelities, reconciliation and other consequences of suppressed love and marital relations, among the six friends-three guys and three girls. Written by ElianaG

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Stayed on movie theaters for 27 consecutive weeks. See more »

Quotes

María: Men look for a woman that is a lady at he table and a slut in bed.
Ana: Well, I've always been a lady in bed and a slut at the table.
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Remade as Sexo, Amor e Traição (2004) See more »

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Sexo, Pudor y Lágrimas
Written and Performed by Aleks Syntek
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Among the best from the re-birth of Mexican cinema.
23 December 2006 | by (Noctropolis) – See all my reviews

Decent display of daily life of Mexican people in their early 30's and how they deal with sex, passion, and more.

The acting is overall good. These new actors from the new generation of "Cine Mexicano" demonstrate why they are considered among the best. Susana Zabaleta is amazing as always. She's sexy, hot, and talented. The rest of the cast is also great and give a special spark to their characters.

The screenplay is also very good and keeps you interested because there is comedy, drama, romance, and lust. So if you are into new Mexican cinema, you will mostly enjoy this movie.

On the negative side, I must say that this movie is also highly overrated because many consider it as a gem or something. The truth is that it's only purpose was to storm the box office and somehow re-birth these kind of dramatic romance comedies.

Give it a try and be objective.


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