Lucia, Lucia Reviews

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November 20, 2003
It's the old midlife crisis tale, just without a lot of charm or surprises.
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 1, 2003
Despite the potential for menace implied by its set-up, Lucia, Lucia is finally about finding the opposite.
August 1, 2003
Lucia, a writer of children's books, dips in and out of fiction in her own life, the line blurring so often that it's hard to tell what's real and what's fantasy in Lucia, Lucia. It's even harder to care.
August 1, 2003
Lucia, Lucia is nicely shot and edited, but the movie is a narrative mess.
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
There's ... something flat and labored about the whole affair.
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 30, 2003
Anxiety is a fair response to a midlife crisis, but that hardly means that we want to see the heroine of a movie spend scene after scene trapped in a nervous dither of indecision.
July 25, 2003
A comedy-mystery that's neither funny nor mysterious.
July 25, 2003
Runs out of gas toward the end due to an over-complicated plot.
July 25, 2003
A genial dramatic comedy that eventually crumbles under the weight of its ambitions.
July 25, 2003
The fancy stuff and foolery impedes the story and its emotions.
July 24, 2003
Antonio Serrano, stages his wobbly adaptation of Rosa Montero's novel La Hija del Canbal with lively, fast-moving efficiency.
July 24, 2003
An exhilarating celebration of the possibilities of love and friendship.
July 24, 2003
Cumbersome mix of magical realism, soap opera and suspense thriller.
July 24, 2003
After a lively first half-hour, the scenes start to feel heavy, as though Serrano suddenly decided he was actually making a meaningful drama, and the ensuing, halfhearted political satire is like an extra weight on top of that.
July 24, 2003
A vivacious-looking, tartly-scored bore of a movie.
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