More of a bedroom farce than anything, this is the story of Julio, a one book famous writer, who returns to Cuba after an absence of two years to discover his daughter Mily is engaged to be married to Manolo, a man his own age. Julio has been having a longtime affair with Silvia, who is having an affair with David, who is having an affair with Diego. Interviewed by TV reporter Ana about his one famous book, Julio commences an affair with Ana after Silvia dumps him. When Julio's wife Myriam discovers he has been having an affair with both Silvia and Ana she steals Manolo from her daughter and leaves Julio, who is dumped by Ana and proposes marriage to Silvia when he discovers she is pregnant (by David). Mily, Julio's daughter, then becomes engaged -- to David.
This is a very good looking movie that makes terrific good use of Havana as backdrop. (Nice to see it and recognize a lot of the locations.) What it doesn't do is show the deprivations that the average Cuban undergoes in their daily life. All of the characters seem to live a comfortable lifestyle with no financial problems. Having said that, this is an escapist comedy which should be accepted on that level. The twists and turns of the plot are loopy to say the least and the sly comedic digs at life under the socialist system are hilarious. The revolving door of bedroom characters are not altogether believable but the movie has enough pace and unexpected twists to hold one's interest. The cinematography and general look of the movie is excellent.
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