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3.0 out of 5 stars A different side of "La Pe", May 3, 2007
This review is from: Don't Tempt Me (DVD)
The movie has been rehashed plot wise here endlessly so I won't go there. The movie is a grab bag of good and bad parts, great scenes, mediocre scenes and flat out bad scenes; therefore it is disjointed. I think this is in part because of what it takes on. Heaven, Earth , Hell, the afterlife like never imagined, plots, sub plots, bizarre scenarios, crazy impossible situations are all battling for your attention like the protagonists battling for the soul of the boxer. Gael Bernal-Garcia is a funny but limited director of hell, he doesn't have enough of a role I believe, Victoria Abril is very good in her role as an angel on Earth and Penelope Cruz rocks as a fallen angel, a man returned as a woman bidding for the boxers soul. I love Penelope Cruz in most of her roles so I am impartial. She gives a very good gutsy, down to earth, comedic performance. Her scene where she dances to "Kung Fu Fighting" is hilarious and should be remembered alongside Travolta's "Stay'n Alive." The problem is the audience is different and many mainstream movie goers will never witness her performance. Speaking of audience, it is interesting to note that the movie did well in Spain and Europe. The audience has(everything) something to do with appreciation for cultural nuances in a film. I found the dark comedy to be pretty entertaining, hilarious at times, a little bit of a let down at other times but worhty of an hour and a half of my life. I would give it 3.5 stars. This movie is definitely not for everyone. Recommended for fans of Penelope Cruz and absurd comedies that reflect on our existence and the unknown; between laughs you might even ponder your own existence and the what if's surrounding your existence.
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