Second Time Around Reviews

April 11, 2002
Tell yourself it's OK to be jealous. Go ahead and mock poor Alberto.
March 1, 2002
[Javier Bardem is] one of the few reasons to watch the film, which director Gerardo Vera has drenched in swoony music and fever-pitched melodrama.
February 7, 2002
Extremely well acted by the four primary actors, this is a seriously intended movie that is not easily forgotten.
January 3, 2002
With the film's striking ending, one realizes that we have a long way to go before we fully understand all the sexual permutations involved.
Top Critic
December 31, 2001
December 19, 2001
The sort of picture in which, whenever one of the characters has some serious soul searching to do, they go to a picture-perfect beach during sunset.
December 14, 2001
A Lifetime movie about men.
December 14, 2001
Might best be enjoyed as a daytime soaper.
December 11, 2001
Apparently reassembled from the cutting-room floor of any given daytime soap.
December 7, 2001
Vera has created a provocative, absorbing drama that reveals the curse of a self-hatred instilled by rigid social mores.
November 24, 2001
The director explores all three sides of his story with a sensitivity and an inquisitiveness reminiscent of Truffaut.
November 13, 2001
The low-key direction is pleasingly emphatic in this properly intense, claustrophobic tale of obsessive love.