Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Mirada de Mujer|
Actors: Angélica Aragón, Ari Telch, Fernando Lujan, Margarita Gralia, Evangelina Elizondo
Directors: Antonio Serrano, Jorge Ríos Villanueva, Raúl Quintanilla Matiella
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
After her husband leaves her for a younger woman, a middle-aged housewife is forced to reassess her life.
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zulyn rodriguez | san juan, pr | 04/27/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"this and corazón salvaje are by far one of the best telenovelas of the 90's. but mirada de mujer reigns supreme mainly because it dealt with a lot of issues that were not addressed before or since. i was 18 when this telenovela came out and cried my eyes out for the whole three days the finale lasted in my country (i live in san juan). angelica aragon is a true diva and this role was tailored made for her. and ari telch... what can i say? i want an alejandro salas.
however... this dvd doesn't do this amazing telenovela any justice. they botched the whole thing. for example: paulina dealing with hiv, rosario's breast cancer, monica's rape... and this are the only things i can remember...
there was even this rumor that mirada had three different endings. but with the way the production house botched the ending as well for this dvd... you will never find out the pearls of wisdom from alejandro's dog nixon.
if you saw this when it came out... don't buy this disappointment of a dvd and remember this telenovela for the masterpiece that it is.
i wish i could rate this dvd with zero stars!!!"
Groundbreaking telenovela, horrible version
C. Merced | Stamford, CT and sometimes in Puerto Rico | 07/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are no words, truly, that can convey the monumental and reverberating impact this telenovela has had in Latin America. This telenovela came out in 1997 and dealt with issues mostly considered taboo in Latin America.
The story is about María Inés, perfectly played by Angelica Aragón, a woman in her 50s who comes from a respectable and wealthy family. She has a husband and three children. Her world comes tumbling down when her husband leaves her for someone younger, her children's lives are in chaos, and her best friends, Paulina and Rosario, have problems of their own. Enter Alejandro, (Ari Telch) a young (30s) and refreshing journalist that shows María what it is to love and feel again. He challenges her in ways she was never challenged before and she struggles with the expectations of her family, society and her mother (Mama Elena) who is the symbol of all that is proper and what society deems the woman should be and do. It was an amazing and deeply emotional love story.
The telenovela deals with many issues: AIDS, drugs, marriage, rape, adultery, age differences in relationships, sex, etc. The telenovela was quite revolutionary for Latin America. It succeeds because the performances were of such a high caliber never to be seen again. Mostly using theater actors, the characters draw you in and involve you in their lives.
All this said, it is a crime that they only offer a 300 minute version (the telenovela showed for months!). Many key scenes are missing, the story seems lacking and the development of the relationships is not well relayed. Watching this you will never really understand the deep connections between all of these characters, never really care for them. Watch it if you must or if you have already seen the full version."