Chance (I) (2009)
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It is an amazing movie that shows the reality with a touch of humor showing the truth and the situations that some maids encounter with their bosses who abuses of them. I highly recommend this movie you'll enjoy it from the beginning to the end.
When Fernando fails to pay the maids' salaries, Paquita takes over the house and over most of the movie too. Most of the characters are believable, but as the maid and surrogate mother, Aida Morales' character is a key one and she delivers. The quaint suburban villa home and the City of Panama are backdrops for the action and we are treated to the ride, enjoying the contradictions of any tropical American nation in the throes of development. Judging from the laughter from beginning to end, Chance should be well received by Hispanic audiences anywhere. It is a merit to Abner Benaim and co writer Papus Von Saenger that this first of its kind offering to the world audience pays more homage to Groucho Marx rather than to Karl, as the cliché is too often the case.
Chance is the first Panamanian film with high production values geared for an international audience. It is Abner Benaim's first commercial feature. Its premiere was held in Panama three days prior to the release of Avatar and it held its own favorably well for several weeks against James Cameron's blockbuster phenomenon. I hope this is a good sign for its box-office performance throughout Latin America and the World.