Where is the plot?
By a customer
, 19 Sep 2006
In Mexico it is said that if people praise the photographic quality of your film, most likely you don't have a good film in your hands.
The film lacks many of the most basic components of a movie that aspires to be a rounded work.
The dialogue is almost monosylabic, there are long stretches during which nothing happens, literally. The landscape is great, but many shots are overexposed, hopefully in purpose but I don't think so.
The motiviations of the characters are completely baffling. Why is the main male character wanting to commit suicide? Why does the woman agree, in such a conservative place, to have sex with this guy, when they have shown little attraction for each other?
The main characters show little empathy or interest for each other, and all of the sudden they are talking about having sex like if they were talking about the weather or some other uninteresting, small chat, topic. Absolutely awful
If you have the curiosity to listen to the director in the additional features you will find that he is learning the tools of the trade and it shows, but badly.
If you want to watch some nice Mexican landscapes shown with some professionalism, yeah, watch the movie, but have your finger firmly on top of the FF button, you'll need it often to avoid the many void stretches.
The comment about animal cruelty by another reviewer is preposterous, nowadays you can fake many things, if Amores Perros can be done without animal cruelty, there is no reason to believe any was used here, unles you think the horse was forced to do what he did.
This is the mediocre side of new Mexican cinema, I honestly recommend you try any other movie if you want to get familiar with what is coming from there.
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