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Conozca la cabeza de Juan Pérez (2008)

Away from his body, the severed head of Juan Perez the Great (a low life magician of a small urban circus) recalls what led him to his own decapitation in the claws of a terrible Guillotine... See full summary »

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Away from his body, the severed head of Juan Perez the Great (a low life magician of a small urban circus) recalls what led him to his own decapitation in the claws of a terrible Guillotine, like this: After a dreadful economic crisis, the Aztlan Circus (where our magician has lived so many years) begins to layoff artists from its show. To keep his place in the company, Juan Perez promises a sensational beheading act that could certainly bring the glory back to the big top. With the clock ticking and no money to build an artifact like this for his magic act, Juan Perez the Great is forced to break into a Museum to steal an original XVI Century Guillotine, that carries a deadly curse upon it... Written by Emilio Portes

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6 November 2009 (Mexico)  »

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Totally failed comedy
11 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

I must confess i saw this movie because of the good comments post on this page. After losing about 1 and half hours of my life i feel compelled to write this review to warn others about being as disappointed as i am.

First, i am Mexican, and i try to support movies made in my country, but this the example of what not to do or how not to waste money making a movie.

This movie plays with some of the most sordid aspects of the Mexican society. Shows the pathetic life of some low level magician, and his cohort of friends who are also pathetic.

I didn't understand to which type of audience was the movie pretended, because the low class Mexican which kind of living is depicted in the movie would'n go to a teather to see it, not to mention that nobody is going to laugh of watching their own misery exalted and reflected on a movie. Medium and high class audience will be offended and insulted with poor argument and the lots of gross situations and the exaggerated scenes which plagues this movie, which i must say: does not reflect what life in this country is.

So, what was the movie idea? i don't know, i even fall asleep in some parts of the movie, and my wife and i came out of the teather feeling like robbed.

It makes me remember a time when low budget producers filmed movies about hookers and ordinary characters playing roles of plumbers, construction workers and so on... with lots of sexual thematic roles, plagued of insults, sexual harassment and every avoidable conduct.

in 3 words: Don't watch it!

P.S: sorry for my not so good English!


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