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Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health (1996)

El amor perjudica seriamente la salud (original title)
Two young people meet in the 60's as a result of their devotion to John Lennon, and have a recurring relationship during the next thirty years at the oddest of moments, in the most diverse ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ana Belén ... Diana Balaguer
Juanjo Puigcorbé ... Santi Garcia
Gabino Diego ... Santi joven
Penélope Cruz ... Diana Balaguer joven
Carles Sans Carles Sans ... Vittorio Raimondi
Lola Herrera ... María Luisa
Laura Conejero ... María José
Luis Fernando Alvés Luis Fernando Alvés ... Gonzalo
Miguel Palenzuela Miguel Palenzuela ... José
Jaime Ruiz Peñas Jaime Ruiz Peñas ... Gemelo 1
Víctor Ruiz Peñas Víctor Ruiz Peñas ... Gemelo 2
Santi Millán ... Secretario 1 (as Santiago Millán)
José Corbacho ... Secretario 2 (as José Corbacho Nieto)
José Antonio Navarro José Antonio Navarro ... Empleado Seguridad (as José A. Navarro)
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón ... Modelo
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Two young people meet in the 60's as a result of their devotion to John Lennon, and have a recurring relationship during the next thirty years at the oddest of moments, in the most diverse places, and during very important moments that defined several decades. Pay attention as one couple of younger actors alternate with the other couple of older actors to recreate this 30 year span in this Spanish-French comedy. Written by Gonz30

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 January 1997 (Spain) See more »

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Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Yo soy aquél
Written by Manuel Alejandro
Performed by Raphael
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Interesting, funny, boring and overlong
21 November 2003 | by halopesSee all my reviews

Just a week ago I was have this conversation with a friend; she said she wanted to find a man who would marry her and would agree both of them to live in separate places, with their own personal lives. They would be together only when they felt like it. That's the relationship that works, in her opinion; in mine, that's choosing the easy way.

The premise of the movie is very interesting, even though reminiscent of Forrest Gump. The movie itself raises a lot of questions about love, lust, relationships, marriage and ultimately, about sharing a life and the evolution of love in a relationship.

The movie starts well, setting a warm mood, and delivers us a promising story with funny moments. After the first hour this cozy movie begins to turn too repetitive and its otherwise empathetic and cheerful main characters start to make you uncomfortable. We all know passion doesn't last forever and that love has its own evolution in a relationship. We also know time and distance help to heal frustrated love stories.

And as the movie goes by, chance puts the characters in a perpetual never-ending confront about their feelings for each other almost in a masochist way. Even though this is a comedy, we can see the characters suffer with their impossible love, and at certain point I lost total empathy with the characters - they are only in pain because they don't want to make a decision, for the good or for the bad - so the movie becomes boring and overlong running almost two hours.

Hopefully this is a comedy and the title - Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health - could not be more appropriate.


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