After the leaving of their only one son to study in the foreign, a 25-years marriage faces their split, questioning themselves about love, desire, the passing of time and what really they want in life.
Marcos and Ana are married and live in Buenos Aires as any other typical middle-class family. During 25 years, they have been the perfect parents for their only son Luciano, caring and helping him without worry about their own needs. But one day, an adult Luciano abandons his family home to move from Argentina to Madrid, Spain in order to attend university. The emptiness generated by his absence takes effect on the couple, finding themselves as strangers living in the same house with not a thing in common. After taking a time to think, Marcos and Ana decide mutually to divorce, each starting a new life separated. With an uncertain future ahead, Marcos moves to a friend's home and is convinced to meet new women, while Ana enjoys her new freedom. Meeting casually once in a while, Marcos and Ana share their memories together with their new respective relationships, but the promise of a new life they wanted isn't as exciting and touching as they hoped. Marcos and Ana try to discover if ...Written by
The subject has been covered in al least a dozen recent films, both as comedy, drama or a combination of both (e. g. Things to Come with Isabelle Huppert, 2016). There is nothing in this movie that justifies one more try. The setting is imitation Hollywood. The script has moments of wit, but it is frequently boring, derivative and pretentious. Clichés abound, as in the the scene where Marcos teaches a class on Latin American literature. Some characters, such as those played by Juan Minujin and Andrea Politti are entirely built of clichés. Sense of humor is conspicuous by its absence.
To crown all, we are regaled with sappy songs in three languages.
Ricardo Darín and Mercedes Morán are good actors but struggle with a script that gives them few chances for real acting; also, the characters they play have not much charisma or many redeeming features.
The film is way too long for the subject; it needs cutting of inessential dialogue. On the positive side, production values are high (as typical in Argentine movies).
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