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Living It Up (2000)
"La gran vida" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  11 October 2000 (Spain)
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Living It Up tells the story of a bus driver who is on the verge of committing suicide when a man offers him some friendly advice - borrow 100 million pesetas from the Mafia and do ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Lola
Carmelo Gómez ...
Martin
Tito Valverde ...
Salva
Alicia Agut ...
Rosa
Miguel Ayones ...
Eusebio López ...
Maitre d'
Emilio A. Pina ...
Prestamista jefe
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Mikel Albisu ...
Financiero 2
Sayago Ayuso
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Matón discoteca 1
Txema Blasco
Carita Boronska ...
Singer
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Antonio P. Costafreda ...
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Carlos Manuel Díaz
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Living It Up tells the story of a bus driver who is on the verge of committing suicide when a man offers him some friendly advice - borrow 100 million pesetas from the Mafia and do everything he has ever dreamed of before ending his life. While spending the money he falls in love with Mexican waitress and realizes now he has something to live for. The only problem is that now he has to find a way to pay back the $1 million he owes to the Mafia! Written by Vanja Miloshevski <frozen@mol.net.mk>

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ESP 235,692,963 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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A Pleasant Surprise
21 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, I rented this on a whim just because I'm a huge Salma Hayek fan. I must say, I really enjoyed it. I'm pretty sure most people already know the basic concept of the story (if you didn't you wouldn't be here), so I won't go into it. But I will speak on everything else. The acting all around was very good. Salma was a good choice for the feisty, opinionated Lola, Carmelo Gomez was the perfect choice for the goofy yet lovable Martin. He sort of reminds me of Mathew Perry. And Fernando Valverde was awesome as Salva. The script was very witty, and inventive. Also, the chemistry between Salma and Carmelo was truly special. I also enjoyed the aggressive rhythmic soundtrack. Some people will complain about the third act, and say it is a little to mainstream (read: Hollywood), and maybe it is. But it works! It was totally unpredictable and it resolved the story nicely. La Gran Vida also, makes for a great date movie, if she's into foreign films.


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