As Luck Would Have It

2011, Drama/Comedy, 1h 38m

8 Reviews 250+ Ratings

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After suffering a freak accident, an unemployed ad man (José Mota) hires an agent to help him turn his newfound fame into fortune, but his faithful wife (Salma Hayek) worries just how far he'll go to provide for his family.

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  • May 21, 2015
    With hat in hand, Roberto(Jose Mota) goes to a friend and former colleague in the advertising business desperately looking for work. Sadly, all he comes away with is an offer for a scholarship offer for his son and finds another friend too busy playing video games to see him. In order to cheer himself up, he goes to the hotel in Cartagena where he and his wife Luisa(Salma Hayek) spent their honeymoon. Instead, he finds a historical dig underway, followed by a tragic accident... Even though there might be other similar sounding movies, "As Luck Would Have It" still manages to claim its own ground with just the right mix of caustic satire and heart, including some of Salma Hayek's best work. That ground becomes increasingly important once you realize it can stand for a variety of things. As a spectacular Roman amphitheatre, it might seem obvious but then there is the running thread of an internal criticism of current day Spain that either imports everything or where everybody is leaving. That's not to mention the more general criticism against voluntarily surrendering one's privacy.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • May 02, 2013
    Surprising negativity for a surprisingly good film. This film sums up the troubles of Spain in the near past. A man clings to his only bizarre hope of succeeding in the economy - a freak accident that is perilously close to killing him.
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