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On her 50th birthday, an unassuming housewife (The Headless Woman's Maria Onetto) receives a present and discovers she's an ace at puzzles. Without telling anyone, she takes on a training partner and begins to compete. But her new passion quickly threatens her old life, and she must decide where her true self lies. -- (C) IFC


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  • It's both funny and touching that one of María's favorite puzzles is an enigmatic portrait of Nefertiti. With her own enigmatic allure, María is the queen of puzzlers.

    May 31, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • It's a modest journey, but a satisfying one.

    May 27, 2011 | Full Review…

    Mark Jenkins

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  • Will Maria leave Juan for Roberto? Like the rest of the movie, the answer is routine.

    May 27, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • With minute facial movements, Ms. Onetto can signal feelings that run from rueful to sardonic, while remaining tantalizingly enigmatic.

    May 26, 2011 | Rating: 3/5
  • Though the film reaches a seemingly artificial either/or scenario with regard to the competitive puzzling, its conclusion is pleasing and not at all pat, a portrait of a woman who's learned she deserves to keep some things for herself.

    May 26, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Mustering all the thrills of watching your grandma ease that last jigsaw piece into place, this slender Argentine drama would have worked better as a short -- or, in a perfect world, as an interior novella.

    May 25, 2011 | Full Review…

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