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La chispa de la vida (As Luck Would Have It) (2013)

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Roberto (famed Spanish comic José Mota) once had a promising careers in advertising. But now out of work during the economic downturn, he struggles to keep his family afloat and their dire situation a secret from his adoring wife Luisa (Salma Hayek). After yet another dead end interview, it seems like reality will come crashing down on Roberto - until a freak car accident places him at the center of a wild media storm. Realizing his opportunity, Roberto hires a brazen agent to help him leverage

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Combines lecture, farce and soapy sentiment in a single misshapen package.

February 4, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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This dark satire may be hard to watch at times, but its' queasy mix of satire and tough love should be seen for how black comedy can be done outside the U.S.

January 31, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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Family is the truest wealth, insists a strenuous orchestral score, but neither Feldman nor Iglesia seems to buy it, so how can we?

January 29, 2013 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Though it slickly offers up drama, black comedy and enjoyable perfs in due measure, the pic never develops much bite, though it does bare its fangs.

January 21, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
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Álex de la Iglesia's film hammers home the opinion that family is more important than celebrity or wealth.

January 29, 2013 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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