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In Casi Treinta, the 29-year-old Emilio (Manuel Balbi), a rich employee of an airline who wants to be a writer, finds his new love in the 18-year-old Cristina (Eiza González). They break up after Emilio becomes absorbed by his job when he receives a promotion. Eventually, Emilio becomes engaged to a woman of his own age, Lucia, but he may not be entirely satisfied.
To be honest with you, fellow IMDb reviewers; I had low expectations towards "Casi Treinta" because of its cast, its marketing campaign, and because it forms part of a brand new style in Mexican cinema that focuses more on being entertaining rather than presenting a quality story and important production values.
Well, I got what expected but was a bit surprised to find that there was some depth meaning in the story.
While some scenes can be taken out from any Mexican soap opera or even any party with your friends; it manages to show its point regarding having almost thirty years old and not living the life you want, but living the life of someone else.
Some of the scenes may seem superficial and not that well acted, but, it is part of the atmosphere and situation in Sonora, in the North of México.
The cast was very good as well as the music. The Direction is just standard, pretty much "point-and-click"; and the cinematography is gorgeous.
Give it a try for two reasons: 1) You are in your early 30's like me and you may feel related with some of the characters.
2) You want to have mindless fun with this new wave of Mexican cinema.
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