First Outing By Writer Director Is A Sapless Comedy.
rsoonsa | Lake Isabella, California | 03/26/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This venture by tyro director José Miguel Juárez, who also scripts, at constructing a romantic comedy containing some black elements, never gels. It portrays an act of infidelity by an errant husband that quite naturally brings about a split from his disillusioned spouse, following which his efforts to recover her trust and affection are as unamusing as they are inane, Jorge (Jorge Perugorría), a pop music producer based in Madrid, carelessly dallies with a work-connected friend, Estrella (Jessica Schultz), and after his inconstancy is discovered by wife Laura (Ana Álvarez), she promptly leaves him, but as resolutely as Jorge tries to reclaim her love, Ana just as firmly wishes to have no part of him. Jorge is encumbered in his marital regenerative efforts by extreme financial difficulties that threaten to end his music business, as well as by Laura's blooming relationship with a young singer/songwriter, Nacho (Toni Cantó), thus adding an element of jealousy to further dispirit wayward Jorge, particularly galling to him since Laura is apparently content to continue residing in the apartment of her supportive girl friend Cris (Mabel Lozano). Laura is making use of Nacho to induce a reaction from Jorge, and as the young singer is under contract to Jorge, the storyline begins to revolve round Nacho's increasing presence as Laura's companion, thereby setting in train a series of grotesquely foolish plot developments. Jorge's best friend, who stands by him while he strives to pull himself out of his distressful state, is Roberto (Nancho Novo), who is either a dentist, physician or, perhaps, a surgeon, his vocation not made clear, one of numerous examples of a clumsily shaped scenario wherein ostensibly significant characters disappear from the narrative, puerile slapstick is to the fore, and no role is created so as to beget sympathy from a viewer. This quite ineptly constructed work that provides none but the smallest degree of entertainment, or interest in a viewer for the destinies of those represented, is distributed upon a Venevision DVD that includes no extras, but does provide fine visual, along with adequate audio, reproduction, while largely accurate English subtitles are optional for this Spanish-language film shot in Madrid."