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Torremolinos 73 (2005) Movie Reviews

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12/11/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Lights! Camera! Cum Shot!

I'm a sucker for '70s-era dramas—if you ask me, the only thing that could make Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? any better is if it were filmed in 1974. And while I appreciate some of today's films that are set in the '70s, most are distractingly aware of their setting. Torremolinos 73, on the other hand, is a rare modern film that doesn't draw attention to itself as a period piece. True, its interiors are subtly accurate, but the film's more notable because it's hilarious.

The film revolves around a married couple, Alfredo (Javier Cámara) and Carmen (Candela Peña), who're barely making rent in early-'70s Spain. Just as Carmen gets fired from her assistant beautician job, Alfredo's company is downsizing—and diversifying. For ex-encyclopedia salesman Alfredo, it's either the axe or a lea...

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