5.9/10
1,207
9 user 8 critic

Living It Up (2000)

La gran vida (original title)
Trailer
1:17 | Trailer
After borrowing from loan sharks for a final round of partying before committing suicide, a man (Carmelo Gomez) falls in love with a waitress (Salma Hayek).

Director:

Antonio Cuadri

Writers:

Carlos Asorey, Fernando León de Aranoa (as Fernando León)
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Salma Hayek ... Lola
Carmelo Gómez ... Martin
Tito Valverde ... Salva
Alicia Agut Alicia Agut ... Rosa
Miguel Ayones Miguel Ayones ... Montero
Eusebio López Eusebio López ... Maitre d'
Emilio A. Pina Emilio A. Pina ... Prestamista jefe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mikel Albisu Mikel Albisu ... Financiero 2
Sayago Ayuso Sayago Ayuso
Carlos Bardem ... Matón discoteca 1
Txema Blasco
Carita Boronska Carita Boronska ... Singer
Lara Corrochano ... Prostituta
Antonio P. Costafreda Antonio P. Costafreda ... (as Antonio Costafreda)
Carlos Manuel Díaz Carlos Manuel Díaz
Edit

Storyline

Living It Up tells the story of a bus driver who is on the verge of committing suicide when a man offers him some friendly advice - borrow 100 million pesetas from the Mafia and do everything he has ever dreamed of before ending his life. While spending the money he falls in love with Mexican waitress and realizes now he has something to live for. The only problem is that now he has to find a way to pay back the $1 million he owes to the Mafia! Written by Vanja Miloshevski <frozen@mol.net.mk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Pretty Woman (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Otra vez
Written by Achinoam Nini (Spanish version by Raquel y Nuria Díaz)
Performed by Maldeamores
See more »

User Reviews

 
A Pleasant Surprise
21 November 2005 | by prolific_writer2000See all my reviews

Wow, I rented this on a whim just because I'm a huge Salma Hayek fan. I must say, I really enjoyed it. I'm pretty sure most people already know the basic concept of the story (if you didn't you wouldn't be here), so I won't go into it. But I will speak on everything else. The acting all around was very good. Salma was a good choice for the feisty, opinionated Lola, Carmelo Gomez was the perfect choice for the goofy yet lovable Martin. He sort of reminds me of Mathew Perry. And Fernando Valverde was awesome as Salva. The script was very witty, and inventive. Also, the chemistry between Salma and Carmelo was truly special. I also enjoyed the aggressive rhythmic soundtrack. Some people will complain about the third act, and say it is a little to mainstream (read: Hollywood), and maybe it is. But it works! It was totally unpredictable and it resolved the story nicely. La Gran Vida also, makes for a great date movie, if she's into foreign films.


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

11 October 2000 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Az eltapsolt pénz See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed