In Barcelona (Catalonia, northeast to Spain), Manel is a neurotic scientist obsessed with the idea that the three laws of thermodynamics rules the daily life of all people, writing a thesis about it while he works as teacher assistant in the university. His happy life with his long-time girlfriend Raquel ends the day that casually he crashes in the street at the same time with Elena (a sexy and famous top model), Eva (a beauty young lawyer who recently has opened her own law firm) and his friend Pablo (an Argentinian CEO of an advertising company and an unstoppable womanizer). After the incident, Manel breaks up with Raquel and he starts dating with Elena, at the same time that Pablo dates Eva. Meanwhile Pablo and Eva's relation is based only in casual sex without engagement, Manel and Elena lives an idyllic love story, but when it starts to give signals to worse, Manel's neurosis frustrates Elena as well as his compulsive behaviors, in his belief that all is by cause of the ...Written by
The movie certainly has an original concept, namely explaining human relationships through physics, and the way it's shot is different and fresh.
The story is also not bad. Although not very original, it shows us the beauty as a relatively sympathetic person, sorely misunderstood by our protagonist. This is a welcome departure from the standard of nerds being portrayed as the perpetual good guys, always misused by vapid beauties..
But what seems to be the movies strengths, are ultimately also the causes of it's problems
Namely the big problem of pacing is partially owed to constructing the story in this extremely nonlinear mock documentary, which simply kills the tempo of the film. Secondly, with the pacing so uneven, the protagonist's neuroses become almost insufferable.
All in all a good fresh movie worth a watch, but unfortunately far from great.
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