Saturday, February 22, 2014

Gloria - Movie Review

Gloria (R) 110 minutes B
Gloria tries to get her groove back

Starring Paulina García, Sergio Hernández, Marcial Tagle, Liliana Garc, Fabiola Zamora and Diego Fontecilla

Gloria (Paulina García) is a fifty-something divorcees seeking love.  I would not describe her as desperate, but she is definitely lonely.  At a night club for middle-aged singles she meets Rodolfo (Sergio Hernández), a retired marine who is recently divorced.  Rodolfo seems enamored with Gloria; however, his baggage makes him more and more unavailable (mentally and physically).  This film works because it is completely unpretentious, genuine, sensitive, perfectly restrained and wonderfully acted.  Written and directed by Chilean director Sebastian Lelio, the film has been nominated and has won numerous awards.

In Spanish with Subtitles

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