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20 Centimeters (2005)
"20 centímetros" (original title)

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A narcoleptic transvestite who yearns to become a transsexual dreams up elaborate musical numbers in which she's the star.

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Pablo Puyol ...
El reponedor
Miguel O'Dogherty ...
Tomás
Concha Galán ...
Berta
Pilar Bardem ...
La Candelaria
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La Frío - Ice Box
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Rebeca mayor
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Gustavo
Richard Shaw ...
Paulito
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La Conejo - Bunny
María Lalane ...
Maestra
Inma Olmos ...
La Malfollá
Pepa Charro ...
Graziella / Dama de honor #1
Pep Noguera ...
Superior
Cayetana Márquez ...
Pili La Pelos
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Colloquially-told story of a few days in the life of Marieta, who's saving money for the last operation in her change from man to woman. She works as a prostitute in Madrid and longs for a legitimate job. Whenever she builds up her savings, her housemate and best friend Tomás finds ways to spend, lose, or cost her those funds. She meets Raúl, whom she likes and who likes her; the trouble is he also likes that part of her she wants removed. If that's not enough, she also has narcolepsy, and when she conks out, she dreams of musical-theater numbers in which she's the singing and dancing star. Are these dreams always going to be 20 centimeters out of reach? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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10 June 2005 (Spain)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,177 (USA) (27 October 2006)

Gross:

$4,810 (USA) (3 November 2006)
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Quiero ser santa
Written by Eduardo Benavente, Nacho Canut, Ana Isabel Fernandez and Alaska
Performed by Mónica Cervera
Courtesy of Warner Chappel Music Spain, S.A.
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and I loathed 16 Blocks....
25 July 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Imitating another person's already successful work does not automatically make yours the same... here we have a film that is an imitation Almodovar pic from about 1989.. a sort of musical version of WOMEN ON THE VERGE mixed with ideas from MY PRIVATE IDAHO and imagery from The UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG or the mid 60s Mediterranean musicals from Italy or even Greece (Aliki Vougyouklaki, all is forgiven)... 20 CENTERMETERS is actually a funny/charming idea in that it is about someone desperate who has narcolepsy and when asleep imagines big musical numbers... but that is the extent of the funny or genuinely attractive part. sadly, guess what, and yes no surprise, it is set in the world of street prostitutes, selfish squabbling misfits and shabby apartment blocks with miserable squalor. Why? This film could be more like CLUELESS for adults rather than obvious extensions of already grimy scenes copied from Almodovar. I wanted to like this film but I became tired of it and found the musical numbers, whilst slavishly amusing just became tiresome. The sexual content is far too explicit and the bathroom scenes while our 'leading actress' is alone and getting off on herself are truly disgusting. 20 Centimeters is a disappointment... and I never thought I would ever say that.


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