6.4/10
484
3 user 5 critic

18 Meals (2010)

18 comidas (original title)
Trailer
1:46 | Trailer
In the city of Santiago de Compostela, the meals are more important than just eating. The important conversations, socially and for all other reasons, are done around food. This happens one day with intertwined lives in the historic city.

Director:

Jorge Coira
Reviews
13 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A story of a passionate sentimental initiation out of the ordinary; with a crime story and suspects, and two young characters.

Director: Manuel Gómez Pereira
Stars: Clara Lago, Álvaro Cervantes, Adriana Ugarte
Kamikaze II (2014)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Slastan, a Karadjistan man, is willing to blow himself up aboard a Moscow plane bound for Madrid, but his plan is complicated when, due to a snowstorm, the flight is delayed. Staying in a ... See full summary »

Director: Álex Pina
Stars: Álex García, Eduardo Blanco, Verónica Echegui
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A 58 year old woman tries to make a plan to solve her financial problems after several robberies at her store. She contemplates her life.

Director: Paco León
Stars: Carmina Barrios, María León, Paco Casaus
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A television actress encounters a variety of eccentric characters after embarking on a journey to discover why her lover abruptly left her.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Diamantes Negros tells the long journey undertaken by two young boys from Mali who arrive in Spain after being persuaded to pursue their dream of escaping from poverty by becoming professional football players.

Director: Miguel Alcantud
Stars: Setigui Diallo, Hamidou Samaké, Carlo D'Ursi
Operación E (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A thriller centered on a family taken hostage by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

Director: Miguel Courtois
Stars: Luis Tosar, Antonio Ferreira, Eileen Moreno
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A desperate housewife tries to cover up her son after he kills his father.

Director: Gracia Querejeta
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Juana Acosta, Paula Echevarría
Sleep Tight (2011)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really?

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Luis Tosar, Marta Etura, Alberto San Juan
Toc Toc (2017)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The adventures and misadventures of a group of patients with OCD appointed at the same time.

Director: Vicente Villanueva
Stars: Paco León, Alexandra Jiménez, Rossy de Palma
Volver I (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas
The Mudboy (2007)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Police try to hunt down a serial killer in 1912 Buenos Aires.

Director: Jorge Algora
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Daniel Freire, César Bordón
Retribution (2015)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Breakfast, kiss to his wife, take the children to the school, a bomb under the car, one neverending day ahead.

Director: Dani de la Torre
Stars: Luis Tosar, Javier Gutiérrez, Elvira Mínguez
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Tosar ... Edu
Federico Pérez Rey ... Tuto (as Fede Pérez)
Víctor Fábregas Víctor Fábregas ... Fran
Esperanza Pedreño ... Sol
Gael Nodar Fernández Gael Nodar Fernández ... Gael
Mario Zorrilla Mario Zorrilla ... Teo
José María Pérez García José María Pérez García ... El abuelo (as José Mª Pérez)
María del Carmen Pereira Pena María del Carmen Pereira Pena ... La abuela (as Mª del Carmen Pereira)
Pedro Alonso ... Vladimir Torres
Nuncy Valcárcel Nuncy Valcárcel ... Rosana
Camila Bossa Camila Bossa ... Ana
Juan Carlos Vellido ... Juan (as Juanca Vellido)
Xosé Barato Xosé Barato ... Lucas
Cristina Brondo ... Nuria
Esteban Martínez Esteban Martínez ... Carnicero
Edit

Storyline

In the city of Santiago de Compostela, the meals are more important than just eating. The important conversations, socially and for all other reasons, are done around food. This happens one day with intertwined lives in the historic city.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

La vida está servida (Life is served)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Spain] | See more »

Country:

Spain | Argentina

Release Date:

19 November 2010 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

18 Comidas See more »

Filming Locations:

Ames, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$521,131
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The scenes were improvised, based on biographies the actors and the director had developed around their own characters. See more »

Soundtracks

Todo sale mal
Written by Piti Sanz
Performed by Luis Tosar
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A simple comedy with some diverting moments and other briefly dramatic ones
22 February 2019 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Dramedy with amusing moments , brief drama and a charming love stories ; being well developed some engaging and charming relationships . It takes place in Santiago de Compostela (Galicia) , a cultural capital , there lives a couple of gays (Sergio Perez Mencheta and Victor Clavijo) when his brother (Juán Carlos Bellido) is on visit , there then emerges intolerance and bigotry . Meanwhile , a lovely and good person called Edu (Luis Tosar) works as a busker playing by the streets some popular songs when he meets an old sweetheart , Sol (Esperanza Pedreño) .Both of whom rekindle the old friendship and fall in love again . As the talking in the meals are more important than just eating . It is set while roles have breakfast , lunch and dinner . This happens one day with intertwined lives in the historic city . To make things worse at a meal meeting , a companion at table suffers a stroke . Later on , the guitarist befriends a Croatian man because they have similar troubles . At the end Sol has to choose between his hubby and her old love . La vida está servida (Life is served)

Entertaining as well as tender screenplay dealing with gays , bigotry , love , family , divorce and many others things . Set in the city of Santiago de Compostela, this is a passable and plain dramedy : a bit of drama plus witty comedy , in which is developed various yarns about love stories , marriage , separation , and friendship . The important conversations, socially and for all other reasons, are done around food. The scenes were improvised, based on biographies the actors and the filmmaker had developed about their own roles . The film is full of nice moments , tenderness , with an attractive relation between a busker and his old lover or the relationships between a couple homosexual and his brother . Other relations include the guitarist and a croatian man ; and between a young girl and her married lover while falling in love with another one , too . This warm film is pretty well , even if has an uneven plot flowing throughout, containing up and down developing . This a vibrant and feeling flick with enjoyable and charming scenes, though excessive dialogue , it gets together drama and comedy : dramedy, though it is more comedy than drama . Main cast and supporting cast is frankly nice , such as : Luis Tosar , Sergio Peris-Mencheta , Víctor Clavijo , María Vázquez , Juán Carlos Vellido , Pedro Alonso and Cristina Brondo , among others .

There stands out the colorful and atmospheric cinematography by Brand Ferro , being shot on location in Santiago , Ames, A Coruña, Galicia, A Coruña, Galicia , Cospeito, Lugo, Galicia, and Rábade, Lugo, Galicia, Spain . Adequate and evocative Galician musical score from Iván Laxe and Piti Sanz . The catching soundtrack includes : Dile que no -instrumental- Written by Piti Sanz Performed by Piti Sanz and Iván Laxe ; Os soños do Diaño Performed by Estoupacaldeiros ; Muiñeira de Polo -Traditional- Performed by Estoupacaldeiros ; Terra Written by Piti Sanz Performed by Nuncy Valcárcel and several others . The motion picture was professionally directed by Jorge Coira . He is a good craftsman who has made several TV episodes from known series as Piratas , Pelotas , RIS Cientifica , El Comisario , Padre Casares , Hierro and Se quien eres . And directing ocassionally for cinema as El Año de la Garrapata and this one . Rating : 5.5/10 . Acceptable and passable .


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed