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|Amar Te Duele|
Actors: Luis Fernando Peña, Martha Higareda, Ximena Sarinana, Karla Alvarado, Patricia Bernal
Director: Fernando Sariñana
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Teenagers Renata (Martha Higareda) and Ulises (Luis Fernando Pena) search for love and freedom amidst class divides, prejudice, peer pressure and urban violence in this moving Romeo and Juliet story set in the shopping mal... more »
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Refreshingly familiar but also new
Wendell | Edmonston | 03/31/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoyed this. It's a reminder of how classic the premise of Romeo and Juliet really is, but it's always nice to see the story cast in new and innovative ways. This film does that. Martha Higareda is lovely as Renata, and in general Fernando Sariñana does a great job of getting the most out of his young actors. For American viewers this will also have the refreshing complexity of recent Mexican film in that it shows the class frictions and prejudices.
I did think the ending played out a little to conveniently tragic. It's not exactly as the original, of course. That ending might have been too elaborate to get into this story realistically. Instead the director goes for a gritty, believable sort of realism."