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|Esmeralda de Noche Vienes|
Actors: María Rojo, Claudio Obregón, Martha Navarro, Antonio Crestani, Ignacio Retes
Director: Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
No Description Available. Genre: Foreign Film - Mexican Rating: R Release Date: 28-MAR-2006 Media Type: DVD
A witty and rather sardonic look at bigamy!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Maria Rojo gives a wonderful Performance as Esmeralda, a woman with 5 husbands and in love with all of them. Truly a wonderful piece of cinema. Beautifully filmed, with the vibrant colors of Mexico. Plus ater viewing it, you will catch yourself whisrling "Amorcito Corazon". I guarantee it. If you like British Humor, then try the Humor from south of the Border down Mexico Way!"
Maria Rojo reigns supreme in Mexican cinema!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you've never seen Maria Rojo, this film is a great introduction to her work. Unfortunately, it didn't make it to any theaters in my neighborhoods, but I did see it on the big screen in Mexico last summer. I felt like I was in the VW bug too! Esmeralda's escapades with her husbands (and onlookers) are hysterically funny! Don't expect a typical Hollywood ending. Esmeralda's destiny is sealed, though. The end is simply surreal!"
A very enjoyable politically incorrect surrealistic comedy
Erika Borsos | 03/09/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The director subverts family values about marriage and virginity, with a tounge-in-cheek comedy where free sexuality runs rampant, while paying hommage to movie musicals and magic realism. Highly satisfying. The actors are wonderfully accurate in portraying the types transformed by freedom and sex. The surrealistic touches add to the enjoyment."
Amusing Tale of Romance and Justice ...
Erika Borsos | Gulf Coast of FL, USA | 07/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Esmeralda is a nurse who has a big heart. She cares so much ... that over a short period of time she managed to get married five times to five different men and somehow manages to balance this bigamous lifestyle with no guilt or remorse. Unfortunately, her luck runs out when she nearly snares husband number six. It is husband number five who gets suspicious and follows her and discovers her *secret* lifestyle ... It is not her job and the long and strenous working hours as she claims which takes up so much of her time. It is the balancing act of carrying on her love life with so many husbands! One husband is a businessman. Another is an older gentleman and a poet. A younger husband is a university student. One of the marriages is simply a ruse, a cover-up for his "real life" gay relationship. Esmeralda married him to hoodwink his mother who might not understand his natural inclinations. And one is a rock star .. a musician.
After Esmeralda is arrested and undergoes interrogation by the chief inspector, he is quite overcome by his self-righteousness. He is a respectable man with strong and high standards of right and wrong. He wants justice done. However, he also tries to understand and reason out how and why she got so deeply involved in such a complex and socially unacceptable lifestyle. The more he hears about how she met each of her husband's - each so different from the other and yet each with their own brand of attractiveness and individuality, the more the inspector realizes how empty his own life is. He is in fact drawn into sympathizing with her situation. Esmeralda's plight becomes known by the newspapers and media ... She becomes a sensation, getting support from the public and especially feminists who demonstrate on her behalf and for her rights. The chief inspector begins to soften and open up to Esmeralda's charms ... The group of husbands band together and try to free Esmeralda from jail - without success. Despite his best efforts, husband number five who brought charges against Esmeralda is unable to withdraw the legal complaint ...
The film is amusing and entertaining on many levels. Maria Rojo plays this complex comedy role to perfection. Her role as a nurse wins supporters. Her feminine charms are quite obvious to all ... In the end, everyone gets along with everyone else and they have a picnic in a public park - celebrating life. This is a most highly recommended film. Erika Borsos [pepper flower]"