La chispa de la vida (As Luck Would Have It) 2013

As Luck Would Have It

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Movie Info

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.

Cast & Crew

José Mota
Roberto Gómez
Antonio Garrido
Dr. Velasco
Joaquín Climent
Javier Gándara
Juanjo Puigcorbé
Álvaro Aguirre
Alex de la Iglesia
Director
Randy Feldman
Screenwriter
Randy Feldman
Executive Producer
Jenette Kahn
Executive Producer
Géraldine Polveroni
Executive Producer
Adam Richman
Executive Producer
Joan Valent
Original Music
Kiko de la Rica
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Critic Reviews for La chispa de la vida (As Luck Would Have It)

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (5)

  • Combines lecture, farce and soapy sentiment in a single misshapen package.

    February 4, 2013 | Rating: 2/5
  • This dark satire may be hard to watch at times, but its' queasy mix of satire and tough love should be seen for how black comedy can be done outside the U.S.

    January 31, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Family is the truest wealth, insists a strenuous orchestral score, but neither Feldman nor Iglesia seems to buy it, so how can we?

    January 29, 2013 | Full Review…
  • lex de la Iglesia's film hammers home the opinion that family is more important than celebrity or wealth.

    January 29, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Though it slickly offers up drama, black comedy and enjoyable perfs in due measure, the pic never develops much bite, though it does bare its fangs.

    January 21, 2012 | Full Review…
  • A great looking film, its ancient Roman amphitheater a perfect stage for its tragicomic contents. Unfortunately, it's completely devoid of sparks of any kind.

    August 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for La chispa de la vida (As Luck Would Have It)

  • 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.
    John B Super Reviewer

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