Segunda Piel (Second Skin) Reviews

  • Sep 02, 2019

    Sad, but beautiful. Doesn't exactly send the best message....but visually stunning. How lying to oneself can hurt everyone around you.

    Sad, but beautiful. Doesn't exactly send the best message....but visually stunning. How lying to oneself can hurt everyone around you.

  • May 30, 2014

    slick look at sexual ID

    slick look at sexual ID

  • Dec 12, 2012

    Predictable but OK, and Javier Bardem (who will later win an Oscar) clearly is the best thing about this.

    Predictable but OK, and Javier Bardem (who will later win an Oscar) clearly is the best thing about this.

  • Nov 22, 2011

    Me enamore de los dos con esta película, excelentes actores. Adriana Gil (Laberinto del Fauno), es muy buena tambià (C)n.

    Me enamore de los dos con esta película, excelentes actores. Adriana Gil (Laberinto del Fauno), es muy buena tambià (C)n.

  • Jul 18, 2011

    Viejita pero bonita con un Bardem jovencisimo jajaja y un reparto de actores muy buenos, claro si la historia se ve ahora estaria un poco quemadilla y repetida pero me imagino que en el 2000 no dejo a nadie indiferente.

    Viejita pero bonita con un Bardem jovencisimo jajaja y un reparto de actores muy buenos, claro si la historia se ve ahora estaria un poco quemadilla y repetida pero me imagino que en el 2000 no dejo a nadie indiferente.

  • Feb 07, 2011

    Javier Bardem is such an excellent actor, he can truly play anything. Here he plays a gay doctor and, for a straight actor, he's totally believable. I wonder how he gets into his roles. The story itself is meodramatic and almost suited to a tv soap opera. Besides, Bardem, the other redeeming actor is Ariadna Gil as Marie. I wish the central character Alberto (underplayed by Jordi Molla as an enigma) was more flushed out. Cecilia Roth as Eva (Bardem's colleague) reminded me of Jeanne Moreau and steals all her scenes; she's memorable. It seems Alberto's sexuality could be managed with open communication or therapy. However, judging by what's on the screen, it's a Spanish update of that excellent 1971 British film "Sunday Bloody Sunday" but, only sadder and more tragic. I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions of the characters and admired the actors for their wonderful involvement in bringing sincerity to the script.

    Javier Bardem is such an excellent actor, he can truly play anything. Here he plays a gay doctor and, for a straight actor, he's totally believable. I wonder how he gets into his roles. The story itself is meodramatic and almost suited to a tv soap opera. Besides, Bardem, the other redeeming actor is Ariadna Gil as Marie. I wish the central character Alberto (underplayed by Jordi Molla as an enigma) was more flushed out. Cecilia Roth as Eva (Bardem's colleague) reminded me of Jeanne Moreau and steals all her scenes; she's memorable. It seems Alberto's sexuality could be managed with open communication or therapy. However, judging by what's on the screen, it's a Spanish update of that excellent 1971 British film "Sunday Bloody Sunday" but, only sadder and more tragic. I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions of the characters and admired the actors for their wonderful involvement in bringing sincerity to the script.

  • Jan 23, 2011

    es una película que corresponde a las circunstancias de la à (C)poca, lo cual no significa que actualmente no ocurran (y con más frecuencia de lo que se cree). es bueno verla y recuperar el lado positivo: la necesidad de ser uno mismo, cueste lo que cueste. ya Bardem demuestra lo buen actor que es.

    es una película que corresponde a las circunstancias de la à (C)poca, lo cual no significa que actualmente no ocurran (y con más frecuencia de lo que se cree). es bueno verla y recuperar el lado positivo: la necesidad de ser uno mismo, cueste lo que cueste. ya Bardem demuestra lo buen actor que es.

  • Apr 13, 2010

    Great acting, and very well-told character development.

    Great acting, and very well-told character development.

  • Feb 11, 2010

    A classic triangle movie with a married couple and a male lover in-between, only this time it's not the wife but the husband who's cheating with another man. Hot sexual male scenes makes this film a must by gay viewers when Spanish cinema is currently leading this matter. Though, it is a bit TV plot based on a true story, and it has rarely been seen on cinema, doesn't necessarily mean that it cannot be done. In fact, the quality that makes this particular movie a good piece of art and so worth watch it, is that it's portrayed as an archetype of a modern life situation that happen to occur more often than one could suspect.

    A classic triangle movie with a married couple and a male lover in-between, only this time it's not the wife but the husband who's cheating with another man. Hot sexual male scenes makes this film a must by gay viewers when Spanish cinema is currently leading this matter. Though, it is a bit TV plot based on a true story, and it has rarely been seen on cinema, doesn't necessarily mean that it cannot be done. In fact, the quality that makes this particular movie a good piece of art and so worth watch it, is that it's portrayed as an archetype of a modern life situation that happen to occur more often than one could suspect.

  • Nov 18, 2009

    Like its soundtrack, this film is full of emotion, but one has trouble sympathizing with the characters portrayed, or perhaps betrayed, by a mediocre script. Nonetheless, Second Skin is worth a look for its amazing cast. Bardem, Roth, and Gil deliver impeccable performances, and Molla handles well the difficult role of a man suffering a severe internal conflict. Igual que su banda sonora, esta cinta esta cargada de emocion pero cuesta simpatizar con los personajes poco complejos revelados y quiza traicionados por el guion mediocre. Sin embargo vale la pena echarle un vistazo a Segunda piel por su elenco maravilloso. Bardem, Gil y Roth actuan a la perfeccion y Molla interpreta bien el papel dificil de un hombre que padece fuertes conflictos interiores.

    Like its soundtrack, this film is full of emotion, but one has trouble sympathizing with the characters portrayed, or perhaps betrayed, by a mediocre script. Nonetheless, Second Skin is worth a look for its amazing cast. Bardem, Roth, and Gil deliver impeccable performances, and Molla handles well the difficult role of a man suffering a severe internal conflict. Igual que su banda sonora, esta cinta esta cargada de emocion pero cuesta simpatizar con los personajes poco complejos revelados y quiza traicionados por el guion mediocre. Sin embargo vale la pena echarle un vistazo a Segunda piel por su elenco maravilloso. Bardem, Gil y Roth actuan a la perfeccion y Molla interpreta bien el papel dificil de un hombre que padece fuertes conflictos interiores.