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A beautifully warm movie. Quirky and sincere, you can't help but fall in love and find your Waldo (Wally).
This is my new favorite movie! Love it. Great to see latino talent.
Drags slightly in the beginning of the 3rd act, but picks up at the end.
Great quirky story. I love it, one of my favorites. I rented it here because they took it off Netflix. I would recommend. It is in Spanish with subtitles. The ending is a bit sudden and jarring but cute nonetheless.
This is one of my favorite movies! I show it to everyone I can. As a Spanish major, I had to watch a lot of gritty, depressing films, so when we saw this one it was a delightful surprise!
A thirty-something man and woman Martín (Javier Drolas) and Mariana (Pilar López de Ayala) are living in the same part of the city of Buenos Aires, though they have not met each other yet. For both of them, life has not been very good recently. Their life gets stuck in a rut (or shoebox-like apartment room), and they know they have to change. Perhaps Martín and Mariana will make a perfect match, but will they ever meet each other?
“Medianeras” (English title “Sidewalls”) is an off-beat comedy about a man and a woman who keep missing each other. The concept is a familiar one, but here it is done in a playful fashion. Nothing big happens, and the mid-section feels drawn-out (partly because the film is based on a short the director made in 2005), but the film is engaging with a charming finale.
The original title “medianeras” of this Argentina/Spanish/German film means sidewalls of buildings that serve as a metaphor in the film. The idea itself might not be very original, but writer/director Gustavo Taretto makes a very clever use of the building of Buenos Aires, big city that virtually plays an important role in the story.
With a seriocomic touch that reminds us of earlier days of Woody Allen (whose “Manhattan” is referred to), “Medianeras” is an amusing look on the people living in the time of the internet.
This is a quirky movie set in Argentina and has subtitles. It is available on Netflix for now and was well worth the buy. We have watched it more than once since purchase and it comes highly recommended. Again I keep movie reviews short because I don't want to give away the plot and that is usually the first thing I do. I will say this movie is laid back and slower paced although not S L O W. It does have 3 sex scenes if I remember correctly, but they are not graphic. There is language (in subtitles) but no violence (sort of)...no blood, just one sad scene with a dog.
If you want to watch a realistic film about "being single in a big city, and hopelessly trying to find that ONE" I recommend you watch this Argentinian production...it is film making at its finest. This is not some Hollywood made romantic comedy (and I am not trying to bash American cinematography here) where everything is predictable and there is always a happy ending waiting for you.
SIDEWALLS is basically about 3 things: 1) coping with loneliness; 2) TRYING to find true love; 3) and most importantly it is about ordinary man and a woman going through life in Buenos Aires (but it can as well be any other big metropolis in the world...the word METROPOLIS or CITY is crucial here) and walking pass-by each other, not realizing that they are perfect for one-another.
Will they be able to find each other in the crowd of thousands, millions...? Watch and find out.
SIDEWALLS will most definitely appeal to hipsters, architecture freaks, Argentinian culture savvy folks, and young singles living with their pets.
A little spoiler for movie buffs... SIDEWALLS is reminiscent of Kieslowski's color RED.
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And the subtitles are moving faster than normal, FYI. As the film transitions back to one of the subjects, their present life is mixed in with some flashbacks to try to show where – and why – their heads are at so to speak. Yes the two leads do speak ...