Duck Season details
|Starring:||Diego Catano, Enrique Arreola, Daniel Miranda, Danny Perea|
|Genres:||Comedy, World Cinema|
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Jun 2005|
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strange but enjoyableBy Rehan (128 reviews) from London , 19 Jul 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a very offbeat and in many ways strange and rather annoying film; and yet it's wonderfully acted and so ... weird by comparison to Hollywood that it's fascinating at the very least.
You'vre read the synposis, so you know what it's about: be prepared for a film that doesn't particularly GO anywhere, but is never less than interesting.
The actors, specially when you consider they're playing 14- and 16-year-olds are in a different and infinitely superior league to the mawkish excrescences of the Macaulay Culkin variety. And really the entire setting and concept is about as far from anything predictable and American as isi possible to imagine, and is perhaps worth viewing for that reason alone.
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A Slice of Mexican Kids'LifeBy Cato (772 reviews) from Lydbury North , 08 Sep 2011A quaint film which made you think that teenagers are more or less the same the whole world over. These bored Mexican kids while away the time playing computer games, ordering a pizza and reluctantly entertaining a neighbouring girl who wants to do some baking. It doesn't get a lot more exciting than that really, except that the pizza delivery guy stays with them after they refuse to pay him because he's late. The film starts with monochromatic views of suburban Mexico City, which are interesting in a compositional way, and the black and white continues into the story, with good effect. An interesting film, probably not quite as interesting as the makers thought though.
duck seasonBy a customer from birmingham , 09 Nov 2010classic find of a film; what you want world / alternative film to consist of; great little film.
nice way the characters and their circumstances unfold in front of you; small observations dig deep and leave their mark... kick back, chill out and enjoy it...
A Quietly Funny GrowerBy ElHugh (5 reviews) from London , 29 Apr 2008Duck Season starts off at a snail like pace that only accelerates slightly as we come to know the characters better. Flama & Moko are friends but not overly communicative and seem almost obnoxious. A neighbour forces her way in to use the oven and nothing much happens. The pizza delivery man stages a sit in protest at the lack of payment and things start to develop. Failure - of marriages, families, ambitions and communication - is explored in a sweet but unsentimental and very funny way. Duck Season won't be for everyone but repays any effort put in.
Some highlights but generally quite non-eventfulBy JasonWatford (12 reviews) from Watford , 09 Apr 2008wouldnt really recommend it - quite a dull non-happeing kind of movie.
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A genuine oddityBy Savage (632 reviews) from London, England , 14 Aug 2007In which a pair of fourteen year old lads are left in the apartment of one of them to play video games and drink coke. A girl turns up to bake a cake (which goes badly wrong). The power comes and goes. A pizza delivery man arrives eleven seconds late and refuses to leave.
That isn't entirely all that happens in this film (there's some kissing and some unrequited love, too), but anyone thinking of watching should be warned that it may as well be, since it takes a very, very long time to get going. And then, just as I was getting really irritated with it, it slowly creeps into life. Which isn't to say that anything starts to happen, just that it develops its own wicked little rhythm and begins to tick. So, if you're going to rent it, give yourself a credit dose of patience.