Historias mínimas (Intimate Stories) (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

Historias mínimas (Intimate Stories) (2005)

Historias mínimas (Intimate Stories)



Critic Consensus: This modest road movie features naturalistic performances and a heartwarming tone of gentle humanism.

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Three people travel from their small home town into the outside world in search of answers and adventure in this bittersweet comedy drama. Don Justo (Antonio Benedictis) used to run a market in a small community in Southern Argentina, but failing eyesight and the loss of his driver's license has led him to retire. However, when he learns that the dog he lost several years ago was seen in San Julian, the closest significantly larger city, Don Justo sets out to find his dog, determined to travel to San Julian on foot if no other transportation is available. Roberto is a traveling salesman who is infatuated with a woman whose husband, one of his clients, has recently passed on. Hoping to win her heart, Roberto decided to bring a birthday cake to her child's birthday party in San Julian; however, his search for the ideal cake is complicated when he realizes he isn't sure if the child is a boy or a girl. Maria (Javiera Bravo) is a wife and mother who has been struggling to hold her family together after her husband lost his job. Maria is invited to appear on a television game show, and hopes to win the grand prize of a new food processor, but while lady luck at first smiles on her, fate has slightly different plans. Historias Minimas received its American premiere at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Pablo Solarz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 18, 2006
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Antonio Benedicti
as Don Justo Benedictis
Javiera Bravo
as María Flores
Francis Sandoval
as Hija de María
Mariela Díaz
as Amiga de María
Magín César García
as César García
Rosa Valsecchi
as Panadera #2
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Critic Reviews for Historias mínimas (Intimate Stories)

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (17)

The vision of Intimate Stories is amusingly warm-hearted without being cloying or sentimental; the landscape may be harsh, but the performances are inviting.

Full Review… | July 29, 2005
Seattle Times
Top Critic

This comic Argentine road movie shows human nature at its most generous.

Full Review… | June 30, 2005
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Like the performances, the movie is a small-scale feat of naturalism.

Full Review… | June 10, 2005
Boston Globe
Top Critic

While the Argentine filmmaker takes his time, his film isn't tedious.

April 30, 2005
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Has no profound statements to make, but it does provide warm and fuzzy comfort.

March 4, 2005
New York Post
Top Critic

As stripped down as its title, this gentle Argentinian road movie makes much out of very little.

Full Review… | March 4, 2005
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Historias mínimas (Intimate Stories)

A low-key bittersweet comedy-drama set in rural Argentina. The main characters are 3 simple people who are traveling to a city each for their own reason. Not much happens, but everything in this movie has a truly genuine feel to it. What doesn't seem important to the viewer is a big deal to the main characters, as as in real life, little things make a difference.

Gabriel Knight

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