Carol's Journey (El Viaje de Carol) (2002)
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Critic Reviews for Carol's Journey (El Viaje de Carol)
If nothing else, watching the photogenic Clara Lago as Carol, the engaging Juan Jose Ballesta as Tomiche, the veteran Alvaro de Luna as Amalio and the talented Rosa Sarda as Maruja make up for some of the mistakes.
Audience Reviews for Carol's Journey (El Viaje de Carol)
Really slow, but it was worth it. Great story.
A great movie. Even a twelve-year-old tomboy can change the people around her. Carol moves to rural Spain during the Spanish Civil war. You can't help loving the kids in this movie.
[font=Century Gothic]"Carol's Journey" takes place in 1938 as Aurora(Maria Barranco) arrives back in her old hometown in Spain with her young daughter, Carol(Clara Lago), after many years of living in New York to visit her father(Alvaro de Luna). Aurora was estranged from her family after renouncing her fiance to marry an American who is involved in the fighting, returning only after the death of her mother. As she tells her friend, Maruja(Rosa Maria Sarda), she has returned because she is dying...[/font]
[font=Century Gothic]"Carol's Journey" is an adequate coming of age tale that is nowhere near the level of Guillermo del Toro's excellent movies set around the Spanish Civil War. While having little to do with the war itself, the movie exploits its juvenile characters in the cause of peace which is normally a noble sentiment but the Spanish Civil War was one of the very few wars where there was something worth fighting for. In the end, the movie is redeemed by one absolutely wonderful scene and a slightly unexpected climax. [/font]
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