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Don't Tempt Me (2001)
"Sin noticias de Dios" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  30 November 2001 (Spain)
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Two angels, one from the heaven and one from the hell, come to earth to save the soul of a boxer.

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A boxer named Manny, battling a potentially life-threatening brain injury, finds his soul to be the object of a metaphysical fight. Two different supernatural agents are sent to win over his soul to their side: one is an angel from a curious version of Heaven, that looks just like a beatific Paris, and in it everyone speaks French; and the other agent is a waitress from Hell, sent to seduce him to spend his eternity in a red-tinted prison where everyone speaks English. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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soul | heaven | hell | boxer | fight | See All (131) »

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Heaven and hell are on Earth, and they're wearing heels. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language, some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 November 2001 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Bendito Infierno (Don't Tempt Me)  »

Box Office

Budget:

ESP 1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,271 (USA) (22 August 2003)

Gross:

$77,281 (USA) (14 November 2003)
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"Don't Tempt Me"- a hilarious comedy of morals and comment on modern life
9 November 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This was one of the most enjoyable film experiences I have had this year. I saw the film at the AFI festival in Los Angeles; it is going to be released in the US in April under the title "Don't Tempt Me."

Cruz (devil) and Abril (angel) are cast against type and it works very well, Cruz giving one of her best performances. Bernal is also memorable as a very likeable devil, and Birchir is completely convincing as the frustrated boxer whose soul hangs in the balance.

The film starts out with an amazing bit of philosophical exposition, a shock for anyone who is used to watching Hollywood fare. You can't imagine dialogue like this is a Hollywood film; yet it is funny, captivating, brilliant. The humor in the film is, by American standards, sophisticated and intelligent; yet the film is full of sexual imagery and violence (nothing extreme but energizing to the story) and is highly accessible. It should appeal to a fairly wide audience, especially since there are so many Spanish speakers in the US.

It's a superb and entertaining morality play, with the action, drama and comedy tightly interwoven; with a political subtext that itself is the driving force behind the film.

Hell is portrayed as an English speaking corporation in the American style (although staffed with Europeans), and Heaven mostly takes place in a French-speaking Parisian nightclub. The Earth scenes are in Spain, and the meetings between angels and devils in Latin. This all works very well and the subtitles are easy to follow.

The soundtrack begins with a Dylan song I hadn't heard before, too.


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