Watch: Malas temporadas 2005 123movies, Full Movie Online – I went to the movies in a cold, lonely afternoon, deep in my thoughts about my problems, nothing to do in the evening but thinking. I randomly chose this movie. And it was the perfect one. Definitely not a superb film, it fits though… perfect for moods like I had that day. Watching the development of some people’s hard moments in their lives, from a teenager to an immigrant, a normal worker, a handicapped… can be an interesting activity for those days in blue. Watch it only if you like this kind of movies, otherwise you’ll be bored from the first minute -action goes so slowly. Actors do pretty well. I had never seen Eman Xor Oña (Carlos) before and he deserves remarkable attention, his sight fills every scene. Leonor Watling (Laura) and Javier Camera (Mikel) do fine as well, although they don’t appear as much as the main character, Nathalie Poza (Ana), who is nominated for the Goya (Spanish Academy awards) and plays a nice role. Through Ana’s life you’ll experience mother troubles and immigration problems in Madrid as well, with a very accurate approach to the real life and situations in such a big city..
Plot: When the troubled son of an NGO worker refuses to take a test and announces that he is not leaving his room, his concerned mother asks one of her clients, a Cuban exile, for help in setting the boy straight. Gonzalo has decided to drop out of school, and his mother Ana isn’t sure how to convince the boy that he’s making a crucial mistake. Ana’s client Carlos is a Cuban exile who makes his living selling cigars and artwork on the black market. When Carlos learns of Ana’s dilemma, he calls on recently released convict Mikel to teach the boy how to play chess. Perhaps is young Gonzalo can master the game, he can learn to start living again. As the lessons get underway, each of these characters learns that in order to truly move on with their lives they much first break free of the bonds that prevent them from being who they really are.
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mixed bag of several stories
This is a hard movie to comment on: nothing spectacular but nothing to rant against.
The several story lines each have their interest and each develop reasonably well. The level of satisfaction you find may be more directly related to where you are in your journey than the particulars of each story.
There’s nothing new here, although several other comments indicate the typical appeal for nationalism (i.e. one of the Cuban protagonists) or the “unusual” (the paraplegia love interest).
A nice slice of life en Espanol… well-suited for the Spanish film buff.
A less depressing “21 Grams”. Well worth a look!
I recently saw this film at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in California. The person who introduced the film described it as being similar to “21 Grams”. I agree with this statement, however, where “21 Grams” left me feeling sad and hopeless, I left this movie with a smile on my face and filled with optimism.
Sceenwriter Alejandro Hernandez says the story is “about second chances and hope… hard times are only the prelude to something better.” The movie poster proclaims “Life may be full of hard times, but it is ultimately worth it”. This is the feeling it gave me.
It is an ensemble piece full of some great Spanish actors (notably Leonor Watling and Javier Camera who give great performances). The characters lives intertwine as they deal with turning points in their lives.
I gave it a 9 because I felt it was a little slow in places, but besides the pace, I think this film has a lot to offer and we can learn from it. The characters deal with struggles – from relationships ending, fear, work problems and low self esteem, but by confiding in others, they find ways to turn their lives around.
I recommend this movie if you need a pick-me-up and if you enjoy Spanish cinema, because this is one of the best Spanish films I have seen recently.
Original Language es
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Adventure, Drama
Director Manuel Martín Cuenca
Writer Alejandro Hernández, Manuel Martín Cuenca
Actors Javier Cámara, Nathalie Poza, Eman Xor Oña
Awards 3 wins & 8 nominations
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