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Natalia and Carlos, both aged 20, are in love and struggling to survive in today's Spain. Their limited resources prevent them from getting ahead as they'd like to. They have no great ambitions because they have no great hopes. To earn some money, they decide to shoot an amateur porno film. The birth of their daughter Julia is the main catalyst for the changes they make.Written by
Cannes Film Festival
Realistic, and therefore rather boring story about young a couple trying to live in a place where jobs are scarce. It's not a depiction of desperate poverty, but rather of progressive frustration as their transition into working class adulthood is indefinitely postponed. They live with their single mothers, they hang out with friends, they text, they wait. But life must go on. The narrative is enlivened a bit with simulated cellphone screencasts and pictures to document jumps forward through time. While something of a gimmick, it indeed fits with a naturalistic portrayal of modern life. And of course we can be grateful to Jonsson for taking her clothes off to make money, though the porn work is only briefly portrayed. But, alas, the movie doesn't have a clear solution, whether it is was worth watching depends on your sympathy with the characters.
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