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La vida inesperada (2013)

Juanito moved to New York to follow his dream of being a big actor. Years have passed and he didn't achieve the success, he expected and spends his life working in different jobs to survive... See full summary »

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Carol
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Juanito moved to New York to follow his dream of being a big actor. Years have passed and he didn't achieve the success, he expected and spends his life working in different jobs to survive. One day his cousin Jorge arrives to visit him, expecting Juanito to be a successful man. However, through living together they will discover the truth about each other. Written by Mandy, UK

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Elvira Lindo started working on the screenplay eight years prior to the making of the movie, and worked closely with Javier Cámara in modeling his character. See more »

Soundtracks

Los kosakos de Kazán
(Terceto de Boni, Olga y Bruno - marcha)
[from "Katiuska, la mujer rusa"]
Performed by Javier Cámara, Carmen Ruiz accompanied by cast
Original music by Pablo Sorozábal (credited as Pablo Sorozábal Mariezcurrena)
Lyrics Written by Emilio González del Castillo, Manuel M. Alonso (as Manuel Martí Alonso)
Arrangement by Pablo Sorozábal Serrano
Courtesy of / Por Cortesia de la S.G.A.E
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An amazing effort
10 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

As a whole the film is very good. It has an excellent pace and plot; it's a pleasure to see it, the dialogue is always dynamic and very creative, à la Woody Allen but not copycat except for the Brooklyn Bridge shot. The cultural contrasts between the two cultures are clever and funny. A plus: NO clichéd, unnecessary, sex scenes. My favorite character was the Argentinian, well written part, extremely real, very good actor. Javier Cámara, one of my favorite Spanish actors, since his magnificent work in Almodovar's "Hable con ella," overacts a bit, probably trying to hard --paradoxically--- to get close to the character, and ends up playing himself but his character is written as such a generous man that the audience continuous watching with pleasure. In certain situations the screenplay reaches farcical levels, but this is to be expected in Allen-influenced writing. A very enjoyable movie, no pretenses, for the love of the art. I hope this team gets together again.


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