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Masterpiece (2000)
"Obra maestra" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  27 October 2000 (Spain)
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Two cinephile weirdos kidnap a famous actress to force her to star in a little movie they're making with an 8mm camera

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Carolo and Benito are two losers with a loose screw who share their passion for cinema. They've written a script for Benito to direct and Carolo to act, but they also need a leading actress so they approach their muse, Amanda Castro, a famous star whose career is starting to go downhill because of her drug problems and bitter character. She takes them for whackos (which indeed they are a bit) and refuses to listen to them. So then, driven by their determination, the two men kidnap her and take her to a remote house in the woods, where filming will take place, in the hope that her initial hostility will turn to friendship once she gets to know them and their project... Written by Pablo Montoya <[canarias15@ctv.es]>

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ESP 173,188,252 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Masterpiece? Not!
3 August 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Would be filmmakers with an obsession for making their own movies, should check this satire as a guide about what to avoid when going into production. The two desperate men at the center of the story seem to ignore the basic fact: they have no clue about how to make a film.

Benito and Carolo, two men who live in their own fantasy world, try to sell their ill conceived idea of a movie to Amanda Castro, a star that has seen better times. She has fallen into despair by drinking a lot. The pair resort to kidnapping Amanda, who they think would work well with the indie they decide to film. Who knows, it might resuscitate her career!

David Trueba's script started probably with a bright idea. Unfortunately, the film becomes a tedious, which at 115 minutes, is much too long for its own good. Bringing Santiago Segura and Pablo Carbonell to give life to his two would be film directors, doesn't add much to the overall fun of this film. Ariadna Gil, who is romantically involved with the director, doesn't add anything to the movie.

A masterpiece, this movie is not!


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