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A missed opportunity,

1/10
Author: carlasantistevan89 from Mexico City
5 January 2017

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"You're killing me Susana" is a movie directed by Roberto Sneider, starring Gael García and Verónica Echégui. I recently bought the Blu-Ray since (thank God) I didn't get a chance to watch it while it was on theaters. The movie is described as an epic journey for a Mexican man trying to recover his estranged wife, having to face cultural differences with the Americans and also his own life-long sexist ideas regarding women and relationships. This completely sold me, since, as a Mexican woman, I've been facing the latter subjects for my entire life.

I trusted Sneider- he directed and produced an earlier film called "Arráncame la vida" that tackles similar subjects, also based on a novel. Even though the movie doesn't really live up to its source material (the book with the same name by author Ángeles Mastretta) the movie is enjoyable and delivers its message properly. Actually, just go watch that instead. Don't even bother with this one. Or watch something else. Anything else.

This is probably one of the worst movies I've ever seen. It just doesn't know what it is. The character arc is completely absent; it has an uneven tone; the laughs are cheap and spread too far between each other and, in the end, I think it makes women look really bad… when it was, allegedly, trying to do the opposite. It sort of glosses over the subjects which the movie promised to tackle in zero-effective way. The way this movie was marketed has nothing to do with the movie at all, and created expectations that, probably, ruined the whole experience for me (which is becoming a common problem with movies nowadays). Technically speaking, sound is terrible, editing is awful and the soundtrack is completely disposable. Gael Garcia's acting is really but not even he could save this wreckage.

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