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Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Secret of Their Eyes (el secreto de sus ojos)

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: After retiring, a lawyer (Ricardo Darin) tries to write a novel about the most harrowing and traumatic case of his life, and in the process opens up all kinds of old wounds and old loves.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Ricardo Darin, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Javier Godino, Guillermo Francella, Jose Luis Gioia, Carla Quevedo

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketGo! This is the kind of well made foreign thriller that some American studio is bound to remake within the next few years, so you can go see the Spanish version, if you're a purist, or you can wait for that inevitable English language remake to come out, if you're a lazy illiterate American.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: Well one of the characters is a drunk, so he's got a plethora of wacky ideas about almost everything.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: I think it's supposed to make you cry that two lovebirds could go 25 years regretting having lost each other, but I think that most people move on after a maximum of 10. I've been reconnecting with a lot of old friends on Facebook, and let's be honest, after 25 years, you hardly remember anything about a person.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: Yes. It will win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, last year. Which makes my prediction here easy, but caused me to lose my Oscar pool last month.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: If only these actors spoke perfect English, I would predict long and strong careers for each of them. But since they live and work in a third world country, I suppose we'll just have to wait until the next time Argentina produces an Academy Award winning film to partake in their talents.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: You don't win an Academy Award for a film that no one has heard of when the directing sucks.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: The dialogue is fun, inventive, and full of swear words used as terms of endearment and insults interchangeably. And there are a couple of scenes that will be etched in your mind in that way which usually causes them to go down in classic film history. Although most likely not in this case, since hardly enough people see foreign films in America to build any kind of a common lexicon around them.

Q: Where can I see the trailer?


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