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As Luck Would Have It (2011)

La chispa de la vida (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 13 January 2012 (Spain)
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An out-of-work publicist who suffers an accident looks to sell the exclusive interview rights to the highest bidder in an attempt to provide for his family.

Director:

Álex de la Iglesia (as Alex de la Iglesia)

Writer:

Randy Feldman (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
José Mota ... Roberto (as Jose Mota)
Salma Hayek ... Luisa
Blanca Portillo ... Mercedes
Juan Luis Galiardo ... Alcalde
Fernando Tejero ... Johnny
Manuel Tallafé Manuel Tallafé ... Claudio (as Manuel Tallafe)
Antonio Garrido ... Dr. Velasco
Carolina Bang ... Pilar Álvarez
Eduardo Casanova ... Lorenzo
Nerea Camacho ... Bárbara
Joaquín Climent ... Javier Gándara (as Joaquin Climent)
Juanjo Puigcorbé ... Álvaro Aguirre (as Juanjo Puigcorbe)
Antonio de la Torre ... Kiko Segura
José Manuel Cervino ... Presidente (as Jose Manuel Cervino)
Santiago Segura ... David Solar
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An out-of-work publicist who suffers an accident looks to sell the exclusive interview rights to the highest bidder in an attempt to provide for his family.

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Genres:

Drama

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Salma Hayek worked in the movie 18 days. See more »

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Master Alex .... What the F ?
8 June 2012 | by isaiasvalbuenaSee all my reviews

Mmmm , What can I say I'm huge fan of Alex de la Iglesia and love in some way almost every film he has made , some more than others of course but at this moment , I was expecting something amazing ; more even after seeing his last film beautifully crafted and visually stunning with an over the top ending but that's something I have learn to accept and even like on his films , I'm talking about The Last Circus (la balada Triste de la Trompeta) after that one , As Luck Would Have It comes as a big disappointment sadly.

The direction is nice nothing you haven't seem before ,the acting is good, but not great, hence to the story line and the script and opposite to the Goyas (something like the Oscars in Spain) I think Salma Hayek in that role seems awkward and out of place.

In general an entertaining flick but very beneath the genius of Alex de la Iglesia.


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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

13 January 2012 (Spain) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Cartagena, Murcia, Spain See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,340,269
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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