Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Two Line Reviews - #400

Movie: El mismo amor, la misma lluvia (or) Same Love, Same Rain (Spanish, 1999)

Plot:  A magazine journalist who has a keen taste on art finds a perfect combination of beauty and fellow patron of good art. After a small struggle, he wins her over, only to lose her again due to his changing interests. Much worse, his ego delays him from asking the woman to get back into his life and makes it into a story for his own journal which starts and ends with the same love, same rain.

What Works?
  • The maker, Juan Jose Campanella proves the genius that he is with this poetic sensitive piece of work! The screenplay which takes the film across years beautifully makes a mark.
  • The lead pair, as in their more famous later film , do their job to perfection in this one as well;
  • Soledad Villamil is South American Meryl Streep and her emotions & expressions just ooze out when needed.Ricardo Darin underplays well to give the queen some good fight.
  • The side story of the chief's romance, that of the senior editor who leaves the journal with a tumult are expressive of the times the film represents!
As lovable as the rain!