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Karen Cries on the Bus (2011)

Karen llora en un bus (original title)
Karen discovers, after 10 years of marriage, she has left behind her dreams devoting herself to home chores and realizes it has been a mistake that cost her her youth. She decides then to ... See full summary »

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Edgar Alexen ...
Mario
Emerson Rodríguez ...
Alberto (as Emerson Rodríguez Gómez)
Margarita Rosa Gallardo ...
Doña Magda
Maria Leon ...
Consuelo (Karen's mother) (as María León Arias)
Hernán Kaviativa ...
Beggar
Angela León ...
Sandra (as Ángela León Guzmán)
David Guerrero ...
Roberto (English courses)
Julio Cesar Bula Chavarro ...
Restaurant owner (as Julio César Bula)
Martha Osorio ...
Mafe (as Martha Constanza Rodríguez Osorio)
David Orlando Noreña Rodríguez ...
Pedro
María Eugenia Prieto ...
Patricia's mother
Ruth Janneth Mendieta ...
Bookstore manager
Marina Montealegre ...
Shopkeeper
Juan Camilo Cárdenas Obando ...
Man in store 1
Alexander Archila ...
Man in store 2
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Karen discovers, after 10 years of marriage, she has left behind her dreams devoting herself to home chores and realizes it has been a mistake that cost her her youth. She decides then to separate and go in search of a life of its own. With her savings she rents a room in the center of Bogota and tries to get a job, but her age and inexperience makes it difficult. Karen will have to decide between returning to the stability of a relationship or facing life for herself. Written by Anonymous

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Great street scenes from Bogota---however a generation or two behind the curve
14 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Karen leaves her husband to find herself. She has to panhandle to make ends meet (crying at bus stops is one of her techniques). She makes friends finds a job decides in the end that independence is the biggest thing she is after--turns down a relation to keep it.

My problem with the movie is it is a generation or two behind the curve. Bookstores and playwrights went out with the 20th century. These cliché intellectual icons of uber importance in South America need to be updated for age of Amazon and the internet. I don't see how libraries or bookstores pay their way anymore.

Also the feminist drumbeat does nothing for me either...having Karen cut her hair as she achieves independence etc...

But that said the story is pleasant enough the movie has wonderful real scenes and other than the somewhat anachronistic cliché nature of the icons it is a decent effort.

There are so many stupid movies made--this one is fantastic by comparison. With a little tweaking this could have been 10 stars.

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