They are not wild and crazy anymore, or at least they think so. Now, thanks to an offer nobody can't refuse, they will try to recapture that old rock and roll magic and give themselves a second chance.
After 30 years, a rock band rejoins when Bono, from U2, shows interest in buying one of their songs. The gathering brings up old fights between Eddie, the lead singer, and Santos, the guitar player. Bono postpones the deal indefinitely while Eddie tries to put the band together one more time. Soon, the old folks start to play gigs again, while Lucia, the drummer's teenage daughter, renews their rocker style up... A comedy about friendship, rock and roll craziness, second chances and dreams that come true, but thirty years later! Written by
Great acting, great music and some serious funny jokes collide in "Eddie Reynolds", a movie that kept whole audiences laughing out loud during it's presentation in the last Morelia International Film Festival.
The film has also a lot of heart thanks to an intelligent and ultimately moving script which deals with themes like friendship, second opportunities and love. Damian Alcazar is "The Man" as always, without a doubt one of the finest actors not only in Mexico, but in the whole world, and he is surrounded by a very strong cast. He is impressive as the title character: a wedding singer who had a one hit one wonder as a rock star back in the eighties and is now reuniting his old band. Specially intriguing is his relationship with his very young lover (the extremely beautiful Paulina Gaitan), which plays like a modern and irreverent version of Woody Allen's "Manhattan".
Another great presence is newcomer Vico Escorcia, a very talented young actress who almost steals the show as the 16 year old manager of the rock band, providing wit and gusto to some of the best lines of the movie.
"Eddie Reynolds" contains a lot of references to the rock paraphernalia, but behind all the jokes and the music, rests a wonderful comedy with complex and very human characters in search of redemption. Don't miss it!
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