Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Ana y los Otros|
Actors: Camila Toker, Ignacio Uslenghi, Juan Cruz Diaz la Barba, Natacha Massera
Director: Celina Murga
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Kardius | USA | 02/15/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Despite good acting and a couple of amusingly realistic interactions between the characters, this tale of a young Argentine woman who returns from Buenos Aires to her hometown of Parana, sells her parents' house, attends a school reunion and then seeks to reunite with a former boyfriend is extremely uninvolving. The film drags and you never feel sympathy towards Ana, the protagonist.
That is, until the movie's sole highlight: an excellent sequence in which the protagonist teaches a small kid how to court a girl. Its so touching and funny that one wishes the filmmakers would have included more scenes like that.
The film also presumes too much familiarity with recent Argentine history. Without that background, the film won't seem to have a point. I would only recommend, and far from enthusiastically, the movie to die-hard fans of Argentine or Latin American cinema."
A Movie that NEVER Gets Going . .
Artist & Author | Near Mt. Baker, WA | 02/19/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Frankly, this movie is about as interesting as picking a stranger and following him or her around for a few days, just observing what they do. To make it a bit more interesting, say you followed this person on their vacation. That's it. The only reason I bought this movie is because the DVD cover says it is about a young woman who coaches a young boy on how to behave with girls. [I am fairly sure that I have the world's largest privately owned DVD collection of movies dealing with children and teens - over 4000 so far.] However, that segment is so short in comparison to the rest of the movie, it can't really be said that is what the story is mostly about.
The one good aspect of the movie is that much of the acting is so natural that one could think it really was a secretly filmed conversation between two people. For this quality, it could be studied by acting students."