Párpados Azules (Blue Eyelids) Reviews

May 13, 2009
There have been countless films about ordinary, lonely people finding love, but few of them can have had characters quite as unassertive and nondescript as the couple featured in this Mexican comic drama.
May 13, 2009
There are touching moments, a developing tenderness, some shuffling truths here and there, but not enough to make these marginal figures demand the attention the film's director thinks they deserve.
May 8, 2009
The intelligent script and skilful central performances make for a gently compelling romance.
May 8, 2009
Ably mounted and shot, 'Blue Eyelids' is a welcome clich-free zone, often touching and occasionally very funny, played out in a minor register suitable for the lives it describes.
May 8, 2009
A beautifully made film about two people with no ability to relate to each other, attempting to do just that.
May 8, 2009
Not an awful lot happens but the acting is first-rate, if low-key, and the choice of Ray Davies's This Strange Effect as a recurring motif on the soundtrack brings a melancholy sweetness to the story.
May 8, 2009
Ernesto Contreras's debut feature finds its own kind of heightened, dreamy realism, a kind that skirts the frontier of reverie and hallucination in one direction, and that of gloomy disillusion in another.
May 8, 2009
Ernesto Contreras' slow and subtle study of abject loneliness is a curious affair.
May 8, 2009
Their awkwardness with each other speaks far more eloquent emotional truths than the lazy formula of the Hollywood rom-com.
May 8, 2009
A predictable romcom ending would be too upbeat for this bleak riff on loneliness and the delusions of fantasy.
May 8, 2009
Beautifully acted by Enrique Arreola and Cecilia Surez, an actress both withdrawn and hauntingly luminous.
May 8, 2009
Their awkward struggle to overcome shyness and take a chance on love becomes the basis of a gently life-affirming tale of loneliness and longing.
May 8, 2009
Enjoyably offbeat Mexican comedy-drama with an original, consistently surprising script and great performances from its two leads.
May 8, 2009
Blue Eyelids reveals itself to be a far more melancholic, absorbing and insightful film about loneliness.
May 7, 2009
June 13, 2008
The will they/won't they nature of the romance - as different in essence to your average Hollywood hug-in as chalk from chihuahuas - is beguiling for those who can cope without the usual romcom signposts.
May 12, 2007
A semidrama always on the verge of reaching for laughs, but never grasping them.