Párpados Azules (Blue Eyelids) Reviews

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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 12, 2007
A semidrama always on the verge of reaching for laughs, but never grasping them.
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
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.
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