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La Mujer de Mi Hermano (2005)

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20

Average Rating: 4.3/10
Reviews Counted: 40
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 32

No better than an R-rated "telenovela," with the requisite love triangle involving uncommonly attractive players and banal plotlines.

23

Average Rating: 4.2/10
Critic Reviews: 22
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 17

No better than an R-rated "telenovela," with the requisite love triangle involving uncommonly attractive players and banal plotlines.

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Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 22,346

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Movie Info

A woman bored with marriage discovers the pleasure and pain of infidelity in this stylish drama from Mexico. Zoe (Bárbara Mori) is a beautiful woman who has been married to Ignacio (Christian Meier) for nearly a decade. While Zoe still loves her husband, she feels the spark has gone out of their relationship, and she's become restless and anxious. Hoping to find the excitement she craves in forbidden fruit, Zoe falls into an affair with Gonzalo (Manolo Cardona), Ignacio's rough-edged but

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Art House & International, Drama

Jamie Bayly

Jul 25, 2006

$2.8M

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All Critics (46) | Top Critics (23) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (32)

Here's a 'steamy' soap opera that's never very steamy, and if you set your expectations low, this movie is only too happy to meet them.

May 5, 2006 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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It's a gorgeously mounted soap, with enough third-act surprises to justify its reputation (it was a huge hit in Latin America).

May 5, 2006 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Comment (1)
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Soapy, sappy, silly and sluggish, La Mujer de Mi Hermano (My Brother's Wife) is one of those issue movies that wants to cram every hot topic it can think of into a melodramatic situation.

May 5, 2006 Full Review Source: Detroit News
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Debut director Ricardo de Montreuil only cares about filming pretty people in the most hackneyed positions imaginable.

May 5, 2006 Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press
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A stylish soap opera that casts cultural dramas as melodrama.

May 5, 2006 Full Review Source: Denver Post
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Brisk, shallow, highly condensed version of a telenovela.

May 5, 2006 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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With one-dimensional characters stuck in a plot that gives them nothing noteworthy to do, only the most superficial aspects remain to be admired: the attractive cast, their attractive clothes and the attractive houses in which they live.

May 5, 2006 Full Review Source: Oregonian
Oregonian

Stars actors from all over South America and was shot in Chile by a Peruvian director, yet what it most closely resembles is a Mexican soap opera.

May 3, 2006 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

if a movie ever needed a gratuitous shot of a breast or a bare a** it's La Mujer de Mi Hermano

April 29, 2006 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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90 minutes of wheezing emotional flare-ups, played with such straight-faced sobriety that I wanted to slap these people and tell them all to lighten up

April 20, 2006 Full Review
I.E. Weekly

La Mujer de Mi Hermano neither looks nor feels like the Mexican telenovela that it fundamentally is. That makes the movie interesting. More interesting than the sudsy story it tells, anyway.

April 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News

Plays like a season worth of telenovela episodes.

April 14, 2006
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

Audience Reviews for La Mujer de Mi Hermano

Mexican films are making waves. With the success of Mexican directors like Alfonso Cuaron and Guillermo Del Toro, Mexico is slowly making its way to Hollywood and global audiences alike.

'La Mujer de Mi Hermano' is a story about a man, his wife and his brother. Wife gets bored of man, wife seeks refuge to man's brother, wife and brother form an incestuous love affair, wife gets pregnant, man is devastated.

Though that is not all. There is a shocking twist near the end. It is about man and his closet.

All in all, an effective film with good acting and with it a good backstory. The leading lady is hot.

3/5
March 26, 2008
LorenzoVonMatterhorn
Lorenzo von Matterhorn

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An interesting movie.
June 25, 2008
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