kayt | usa | 12/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like independent films you will love this one. It's creative and fun. Don't let the fact that it's filmed in black and white discourage you from watching. Color is strategically inserted into the scenes to plunge you further into the neurotic world of Carla's postal obsession. For those of us who are prohibited from travelling to Cuba, you'll enjoy the forbidden scenery of Havana. If you liked the french film "Amelie," you'll love this movie!"
Definitely a Cool Film
Eggbert the Great | Northern IL United States | 06/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What attracted me to this film, I do not really know. It was on the Spanish material shelf at the library, and I checked it out just to see what it was about. I'm glad I did: It was excellent!"
Just poor, no really its poor.
RUSH | BRONX, NEW YORK | 01/31/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I watched this film expecting something well written and out of the ordinary. I read the previous reviews and on the strength of those opinions I rented this movie. Okay, the main protagonist works in a Cuban post office. She steals badly written letters and rewrites them but better. Then she sends them off. okay....and?
I watched, waited and waited for this dull film to take off. I waited patiently with an open mind for it to enlighten me or at the very least entertain me. Nada! Its an appropriate title for a film that delivered just that, Nada plus. the main character (Julia) was one dimensional, not at all akin to "Amile" who was a colorful and interesting character.
The leading guy whose name escapes me was as dull as a male supporting character could be. no actually he was worse spending most of the film wearing headphones listening to rock music completely detached from the busy story. If not for his being handsome, he could easily have been mistaken for a background prop.
The only reason i gave this "basura" 2 stars was because at the very least It gives the viewer the opportunity to see some of Cuba, where as an American I am forbidden to visit and the film quality was pretty good but that's all.
Please don't waste a penny on this film. even our brothers in Cuba have to be held to a reasonable standard of creativity. This was a waste of film and a creative mess. The color was inserted strategically but pointlessly and the supporting cast simply over acted to the point of cartoon silliness. i read the subtitles however i do speak some spanish and even in spanish its weak. I have no idea what film the two reviewers before me were watching. i suspect they are related to someone on the films staff. Good luck with this one."
J. Kessler | MA | 03/25/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In regards to the reviewer from NY disregard. This is a beautiful film that offers an independent and refreshing look at romance and compassion in a world filled with negativity. The "odd use of colors" and "overacting" is intentional and most likely done to capture the style of Latin American magical realism writers."