Thursday, April 14, 2011

Two Line Reviews - #217

Movie: Abre los ojos (or) Open Your Eyes (Spanish, 1997)

Plot: A handsome flirtatious guy finds the love of his life and exactly at that point, he is deliberately made to be involved in an accident by his ex-lover which causes his face to disfigure terribly. This creates in him a gloomy sense of inferiority and he races against dreams and hallucinations in his battle to win back his love.

  • The theme of the film is unheard of and claps to Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar's writing & direction which have helped him present the unusual subject in an interesting fashion.
  • The man who plays the protagonist is suave as the handsome dude and is expressive & emotional as the desperate loser.
  • Penelope Cruz's beauty is irresistible and she has an amazing screen presence.
  • The unusual and sci-fi like climax is convincing which is a relief.
An 'one of a kind' Love story, well told.

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