Lucia, Lucia Reviews

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September 4, 2005
May 16, 2005
...if a director isn't willing to commit to his own movie, then why pray tell should we?
August 25, 2004
A playful, though not strikingly original, engagement of the unreliable narrator, and a fluffy study of the contrast between wish-fulfilling fiction and cold, hard reality.
August 22, 2003
Luca reveals a great deal about herself in 110 minutes of self-fulfilling narration, but imagine how much better the experience would have been had the story allowed itself to match that depth.
August 15, 2003
Roth, as the writer-narrator and sexy center of the piece, simply shines.
August 15, 2003
I love a good story, too, but I prefer one that actually goes somewhere (although, as joy rides to nowhere are concerned, this one is a beaut).
August 8, 2003
It's a nifty little premise that becomes even more engaging because of the movie's ability to look at ordinary events through extraordinary eyes.
August 4, 2003
If you analyze it logically, 'Lucia, Lucia' doesn't make much sense, but if you buy into its zany obfuscation, it can be fun.
August 3, 2003
Who knows when the movie will take a trip down Mulholland Drive?
August 3, 2003
The ways and reasons we make fiction -- including the fiction of a happy marriage -- are the playful but resonant notions that keep the story afloat.
August 1, 2003
In many ways the Mexican director has made an Almodvar film, with its quirky narrative and overwhelming affection for its lead characters. Like his Spanish counterpart, Serrano is witty without ever being vicious.
August 1, 2003
"Lucia, Lucia" keeps rolling along after it's run out of gas, but Roth, lvarez-Novoa and newcomer Becker are always interesting travelling companions.
August 1, 2003
Serrano keeps the wit coming, and another richly nuanced performance from the lovely, red-headed Roth keeps us always focused on the real mystery of the piece -- whether this appealing woman will find a way to find herself.
July 31, 2003
[Roth's] one of the most accomplished actresses on the international scene, a mature leading lady who combines the earthy sex appeal of an Ingrid Bergman with the effervescence of a Meg Ryan.
July 31, 2003
Scattered but charming adaptation of Rosa Montero's novel La Hija del Canibal.
July 31, 2003
The charms of Luca, Luca rely heavily on the charismatic Roth, who is funny and warm and a lot of fun to watch as she embraces her new life.
July 27, 2003
Cecilia Roth's dynamic acting convinces us that women go through mid-life crises as readily as men.
July 25, 2003
A sentimental look at love and middle-aged discontent thinly disguised as a comic adventure story.
July 25, 2003
You won't feel like you're being held for ransom if you check it out.
July 24, 2003
Antonio Serrano, stages his wobbly adaptation of Rosa Montero's novel La Hija del Canbal with lively, fast-moving efficiency.
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