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As Luck Would Have It (2011)
"La chispa de la vida" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  13 January 2012 (Spain)
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An out-of-work publicist who suffers an accident looks to sell the exclusive interview rights to the highest bidder in an attempt to provide for his family.

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Roberto Gómez
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Mercedes
Juan Luis Galiardo ...
Alcalde
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Lorenzo
Nerea Camacho ...
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Joaquín Climent ...
Javier Gándara
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Kiko Segura
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An out-of-work publicist who suffers an accident looks to sell the exclusive interview rights to the highest bidder in an attempt to provide for his family.

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Weak Remake
25 April 2012 | by (New York & Las Vegas) – See all my reviews

If some demented soul decided to remake the old Kirk Douglas classic "Ace in the Hole" as a modern comedy, this would be it. unfortunately it is neither funny nor tragic. You'd be much better off watching the classic film, even if it seems a little dated. Probably the best part of As Luck Would Have It, originally entitled "La Chinga de la Vida", is the set, which is a Roman ruin. The actors generally do a credible job considering how weak the story is and how unfunny the humor. Everyone ends up playing a caricature or a stereotype, with the son of the leading couple falling more deeply into this trap than anyone can imagine. If you need a comedy about the flight of being an unemployed family man during a recession, you can always fall back on the Full Monty.


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