Fun, Lite Chic-Flick Date Move
Armin Callo from Palm Springs - United States
17 January 2017
EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY (Mexico) Dir. Catalina Aguilar Mastretta
(English and Spanish language)
Successful obstetrician Clara (Karla Souza, The Noble Family) spends
her time between Los Angeles and her family in Baja California. She
appears to have everything but love. Just when she seems on the verge
of letting love back into her life, her ex unexpectedly reappears,
setting into motion choices for Clara about love, and about herself.
The film is an engaging, funny, and bittersweet bilingual romantic
I loved the family dynamics in the film. While the writing, or rather
the situation it portrays, is very soap-opera-ish, it is nonetheless a
well crafted screenplay. The dialogue is fresh, believable and
ultimately drives the narrative thrust. It is well executed, in the
style of the screwball comedies of Grant & Hepburn, Combard & Powell,
etc. A sweet little gem.
Scoring the different elements of the film objectively, 1 to 4:
Script/Story: 3.5, loved the ending; well crafted narrative.
Cinematography/Visual Effects: 3; competently shot, plays well and
Editing: 3; paced well
Sound Effects: 3
Musical Score: 3.5, interesting musical choices, pop et. al.
Performances: 3; believable, very likable characters..
Production Design: Sets, Locations, Costumes, etc.: 2.5; pretty,
contemporary, ordinary look.
I would recommend this sweet, light, entertaining romantic comedy. Very
likable cast, particularly as I met them at the World Premier at
PSIFF17 where they had a "red carpet"-type media reception for the
stars and the film makers (director, producers, etc.) and I was a
volunteer at the reception and screening. Thumbs up! And a great thumbs
up to the Palm Springs International Film Festival!!! #PSIFF17
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