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Sex and Lucia (2001)
"Lucía y el sexo" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  24 August 2001 (Spain)
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Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.

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Lucía is a young waitress in a restaurant in the centre of Madrid. After the loss of her long-time boyfriend, a writer, she seeks refuge on a quiet, secluded Mediterranean island. There, bathed in an atmosphere of fresh air and dazzling sun, Lucía begins to discover the dark corners of her past relationship, as if they were forbidden passages of a novel which the author now, from afar, allows her to read. Written by Julio Medem

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island | love | waitress | novel | writer | See more »

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Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$47,591 (USA) (12 July 2002)

Gross:

$1,490,177 (USA) (25 October 2002)
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The movie is divided in two chapters: "Lucía" and "El Sexo" which gives its title to the movie. See more »

Quotes

Lucía: Which do you prefer? Wild sex with a stranger? Or sex with someone you know, someone you love, but also wild?
Lorenzo: What?
Lucía: You have to choose. Wild sex with a stranger, or wild sex with someone who's crazy about you, and who you love? Go ahead. Be frank.
Lorenzo: With you.
Lucía: Finally...
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Yo Marco el Minuto
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Performed by Mala Rodríguez
(Mala Rodríguez (as Rodríguez) - Riba)
(c) Warner Chappell Music Spain, S.A. / Booouncing Bricks, S.L.
Por cortesía de Yo Gano, S.L.
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Imaginative, but convoluted
8 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This Spanish film has an unusual look and feel and dares to take chances in the way that it mixes fantasy and reality. The result is an interesting film, which is often confusing and frustrating. I'm sure that this was not entirely accidental and that the filmmakers wanted to keep the audience in a state of disorientation. Nevertheless, the convolutions of the story appear to serve no other purpose than to keep us off balance.

The films biggest sin is the scene in the middle of the film where the daughter Luna opens the bedroom door. The following event is presented in such a way that we are left guessing as to what has just happened. There's no reason for withholding it, except the misguided idea that lack of clarity is artistically valuable. I think that despite it's flaws, this film shows a great vibrancy and energy.

People talk a lot about the sex scenes. The film doesn't have much to say about sex and it certainly isn't about sex. Nevertheless, the scenes do not seem tacked on for the sake of it and, in an era when Hollywood seems to be gripped by a new puritanism, it's refreshing to see a frank depiction of what is, after all, an important aspect of the relationship between these characters.


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