Friday, July 01, 2011

Review: Maldeamores DVD

MaldeamoresThis is an excellent Puerto Rican film produced by Benicio del Toro. The film is wrongly translated; it should be "Lovesickness". I saw this movie at the theater in Puerto Rico and it was great. It is a comedy filled with heartfelt and endearing moments. It is funny, entertaining and a bit schizophrenic, all in one. All perfectly combined.

The movie tells three separate stories that depict the oddball, slightly psychotic and emotional side of love. A woman deals with the unfaithfulness of her husband (and with who) the day her grandmother dies; and her son starts to experience a teen crush. An old divorced couple meets up again after years when she helps him out by allowing him to live at their home. But, what about her other, newer ex-husband who also lives there? This is a hysterical account about jealousy at all stages in live. A man hijacks a bus because he wants to marry the driver, will she want to? Granted, she doesn't even know who he is.

The stories are both original and typical in that they happen to everyone and yet they are so uniquely experienced. The film is funny and honestly, really good. The only fault I found in this movie is that it is too short and there is not that much character development (it leaves a lot to the imagination). But, it is a really good effort by the Puerto Rican actors. I enjoyed it very much, and laughed quite a bit.

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