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25 Watts (2001)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 1 June 2001 (Uruguay)
24 hours in the life of three street youths in Montevideo.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Leche
Jorge Temponi ... Javi
Alfonso Tort ... Seba
Valentín Rivero ... Hernán, a blond friend
Walter Reyno ... Don Héctor, Javi's boss
Damián Barrera ... Joselo, Héctor's son
César Herrera ... Neighbor in elevator
Judith Anaya ... Leche's grandmother
Federico Veiroj ... Gerardito
Valeria Mendieta ... María
Silvio Sielsky ... Pitufo, the Guinness records freak
Claudia Martínez ... Kiwi, young man with ball
Teresita González ... Neighbor with chair
Roberto Suárez ... Gepetto, the pizza man
Gonzalo Eyherabide ... Sandía, the video club owner
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The story is about three young boys, Leche, Javi and Seba, of Montevideo trying to survive to the Sunday. They have lots of problems involving studies, girls, and the only thing that they do is drink, sleep or find strange people like a crazy delivery boy, a retarded, a drug addict and a philosophical video renter. Written by Juan Belo <belocine@yahoo.com>

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Un barrio. Tres pibes. Veinticuatro horas.

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Comedy | Drama

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Something Lacking
24 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

25 Watts might do something it wasn't meant to do -- and that is portray a boring day just as it should be portrayed: boringly. Although at times having wit and comedy, one cannot help but feel that somewhere between the script and the subtitles the true entertainment was lost.

Although this film contains a lot of original and interesting camera work combined with a pleasantly artistic depiction of daily events, it is only at the cost of excitement. The scenes which one finds to be most exciting are the scenes one finds to be the shortest. The scenes that portray pure boredom seem to always be the longest.

Although the general idea behind it and the hard work put into it may seem good, in the end it is overshadowed by the general boredom. Although it was interesting, it was not entertaining. Although it kept my attention, it did not terribly enthrall me. In the end, the zany characters and moments of excitement do not cut it and leave something lacking.


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