Of interest to DVD owners
Mike Heaton | Springfield, Illinois (USA) | 12/05/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have already reviewed this movie, but just wanted to add this blurb about subtitles and this movie:I have been reading the reviews of films like "Tierra" and "The Official Story" which say that subtitles cannot be turned off on the DVD versions. I just wanted to add that, for "The First Night of My Life" (and "All About My Mother") the subtitles can be turned off. For "The First Night of My Life" the options are English subtitles or no subtitles (Spanish subtitles are not available), and for "All About My Mother" Enlish or Spanish subtitles are available, or you can turn the subtitles off; It is nice to be able to turn off subtitles if you want to.If you review other films in Spanish (DVD version), please mention subtitles in your review: which languages are available and can they be turned off. Thanks!"
A decent Spanish comedy.
Mike Heaton | Springfield, Illinois (USA) | 11/25/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the story of a man and his very pregnant girlfriend heading off for the center of Madrid for New Year's Eve on Dec. 31, 1999. Several other stories are told (involving a host of characters: a begger, a rich man, thieves, cab drivers, police, store clerks, and a slum family), and all are intertwined (kind of like how "Pulp Fiction" and "Grand Canyon" had intertwining stories). As for the movie itself, it was a good movie and was very funny at times (this is a comedy), but just didn't have as much substance as I would have liked, I just never really cared about all but a couple of the characters. It isn't a bad movie, but it isn't a great movie either. If you are looking for a Spanish comedy you won't be angry with yourself if you see this one.If you are looking for Spanish (language) comedies, also take a look at Kika and Guantanamera (the only other two Spanish language comedies that I have seen)."