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Sidewalls is a clever romantic comedy examining with charm how the architecture of a city conditions the lives of two of its residents. Taretto pays homage to the city of Buenos Aires as he reflects on how urban chaos, as well as new technologies, can unite people but also keep them apart (as the sidewalls of the title). Mixing animation, photography and graphic art he reveals the characters' isolation and anxieties that are a staple of modern life in a noisy city that nonetheless has an
Oct 26, 2011 Limited
Jun 26, 2012
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With its themes of alienation in the Internet age and cutesy indie-ish trimmings, the film will feel familiar to anyone who's seen a bittersweet romantic comedy from Sundance.
The preordained story line is clear from the outset, yet Taretto's knack for engineering clever near-misses keeps us guessing about how and when the happy ending will arrive.
Leandro Martinez's eye-pleasing cinematography complements Taretto's literate script, although the Hollywood ending is jarring.
Smart, wordy and sweetly sympathetic to lives lived online, "Sidewalls" coasts on Martín and Mariana's twin voice-overs, alternate musings on themselves and their city.
A shrewd, intellectually playful rom-com that delivers the gooey goods...
Medianeras may test your tolerance for cuteness, but it's an enchanting modern day fairy-tale cut from the same cloth as 500 Days of Summer and Punch-Drunk Love.
When a film lays all the cards on the table simply to appease the characters' neuroses and insecurities, it becomes self-congratulatory.
Of all of the recent films tipping their hat to Woody Allen's comedies of the 1970s-when he was, you know, funny-Sidewalls is by far the most sentimental and optimistic.
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