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

R  |   |  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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It was the highest-grossing Mexican film of all time (at the Mexican box office), until it was surpassed by _El Crimen del padre Amaro (2002)_ See more »

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Ana: [to Carlitos'] Okay homo sapiens, just don't forget that once you were a homo erectus.
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Delightful War of Sexes: Funny, Erotic, Dramatic and With Magnificent Lines
1 September 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Mexico, the insecure writer Carlos (Víctor Huggo Martin) and his mate, the photographer Ana (Susana Zabaleta), are in crisis of relationship, and lodge for a period in Carlos' apartment their common friend and ex-lover of Ana, Tomas (Demian Bichir), who was traveling around the world for the last years. On the building in the other side of the street, the unfaithful executive Miguel (Jorge Salinas) and his sterile wife and former model Andrea (Cecilia Suárez) are having a troublesome life, and they lodge the former passion of Miguel, the zoologist Maria (Mónica Dionne). After confusions and misunderstandings, the women move together to Miguel's flat, while the men stay together in Carlos' place, disclosing secrets and beginning a war of sexes, where some of them will be hurt.

What a delightful movie "Sexo, Pudor y Lágrimas" is! Funny, erotic, dramatic, tragic, very well directed, with magnificent lines, gorgeous and sexy actress and good actors, and a cast that shows an excellent chemistry. One year ago, I saw the same story in the Brazilian movie "Sexo, Amor e Traição" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0376873/usercomments-3), but in that occasion I did not know this Mexican original story. The Brazilian remake is basically shot frame by frame, with modifications in the genre story (dramatic in the Mexican, romantic in the Brazilian), but I highly recommend this excellent Mexican dramatic comedy, better and better than the Brazilian romantic comedy version. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Sexo, Pudor e Lágrimas" ("Sex, Shame and Tears")


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