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When Julio wakes up in a strange apartment after a night of partying, he's pleasantly surprised to discover it belongs to a beautiful one-night-stand he can't remember - Julia. What's already an awkward situation is made even more so when they discover a giant flying saucer hovering above the city, which is now deserted. Now Julio must contend with a jealous ex-boyfriend, an eccentric neighbor - and very possibly the end of the world! -- (C) Focus
Jun 15, 2012 Limited
Jul 17, 2012
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It's easy to settle in for the oddball charms of this tale of love among the ruins.
A bone-dry and nearly pitch-perfect combo of romantic comedy, absurdist farce and alien-invasion drama...
As comedies go, it's as dry as bleached bones in the desert, but you can't blame Vigalondo for taking another shot at cleverness.
There is originality, certainly. But Vigalondo teased us with the moon and the stars, and delivered only the terrestrial.
Quirky, but infinitely more interesting than big-budget Hollywood cousins.
Extraterrestrial comes out of left field with characteristic charm and unexpected plotlines, but it delights nonetheless.
"Extraterrestrial" becomes a comedy of one-lie-after-another. And, a great deal of it is funny/interesting enough to keep you locked into the story, even as you wait and wait and wait for the aliens TO DO SOMETHING.
Vigalondo makes the most of a handful of locations while bouncing romantic farce off a (largely unseen) world-changing event.
If Extraterrestrial is to explore what might be called Third Wheel Syndrome, Vigalondo needed to bring greater tension to the romantic triangle than what exists.
Never quite the feature most will expect it to be, Extraterrestrial is a charming submission of low-fi scripting, using a colossal development in universal happenings to reinforce the quirks and hazards of love.
On the whole, Extraterrestrial is slight, filled with lots of bark but little bite.
If you only see one film this month about characters seeking a friend for the end of the world, this is the more charming of the two.
Even though it's not entirely successful, there is an undeniably oddball charm on display.
Vigalondo's interest in the invasion extends only so far as it works to isolate his characters and force them into interaction.
Diverting trifle of romantic misunderstandings in Madrid, under the shadow of an apparently benign spaceship occupation, never gathers steam nor finds a consistent tone.
A lightly comic genre piece where not much happens and no one has much amusing to say.
Guided by director Nacho Vigalondo's understated wit, the story never adheres to expectations.
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