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They begin their love affair fighting and they continue fighting throughout most of the film. It's a wonder they stay together, but it's apparent that they see in each other something that makes them happy. Both of them share the similar wanting of acceptance, and neither of them are comfortable with their place in society. Camilla in particular is ashamed of her name, and Bandini even makes mention to a day when he won't be ashamed of the name he was given.
There are two scenes in this film that brought me to tears, the first being Aturo's encounter with the lovely stranger Vera (Idina Menzel). It was the first scene in the film where I was brought to the realization that this movie had a meaning, and from that heart wrenching scene on I was absorbed in this picture. Her story is beautiful and touching, and the look on Aturo's face perfectly captures the essence of what we should be feeling at that very moment. The second scene is the love scene between Aturo and Camilla, which takes place towards the end of the film.Read more ›
Bandini idolizes M L Menckin and aspires to be just like him. He writes stories based on his experiences and submits them to Menckin, hoping that Menckin will publish them. Down to his last nickel, Bandini goes to a bar and orders a cup of coffee from the exotic looking Mexican waitress (Salma Hayak). The coffee comes literally curdled from probably spoiled milk. Bandini uses this to appear angry at Hayak because he can think of no better way to strike up a conversation. He later goes back to apologize to Hayak by having the bartender give her a copy of his one published article (Bandini seems to use this ruse with other people when he owes them money). What Bandini doesn't know is that Hayak cannot read English so she cannot really appreciate the "gift" that he left for her and this throws Bandini into a rage.
However, Bandini seems to be totally smitten with Hayak's looks so he continues to pursue her until he has another fight with her. In the meantime a woman comes into Bandini's life who worships Bandini for his writing. The woman is an abuse spouse and Bandini is eventually smitten by her as well.Read more ›
While the critics may have their points, I enjoyed this film. Colin Farrell plays Arturo Bandini, a son of Italian immigrants from Colorado who hopes to become a successful writer. His character remains consistent throughout the film and while we know we should be rooting for him, we're not sure if we like him. Salma Hayek is Camilla, the Mexican waitress who becomes the love interest of Bandini. The two clash and become lovers and clash again. It had a feel of the 1930's and I enjoyed that a Depression Era story took place in somewhere other than Chicago, New York, or Boston.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got to watch Colin Farrell in a totally different light than I'm use to.
I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but if you like Colin Farrell, an awesome smart ass, a... Read more
Colin Farrell is a terrific actor. I could watch him reading the phone book. Salma Hyack is a fine actress. The actors definitely had chemistry and the cinematography was great. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have a crush on Colin Farrell in his movies. ( He's a little too rough in real life.) So, I don't think I can be unbiased about judging the movie itself. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Carolyn
I loved this movie the acting was great . I found myself not wanting the movie to be over.Published 5 months ago by Chelly
I liked this film! It may be low budget, but a good story which is well told.Published 8 months ago by Easy Goer
Not a bad movie, but a bit boring at times. I especially like Salma Hayek and think she is gorgeous, and you get to see her in the buff - a plus for us red-blooded guys. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bruce in Texas