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5ftLatina
(@kat)
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If you don't feel like you have a lot to say about the movie or you don't want to create a topic for it, here's a place to give your recommendation for movies en español.

If you're looking for a conversation with others who have watched it, a topic would be a better choice.

Don't forget to include the name(s) and where/how you saw it so people know where to look.

 

https://www.tomatazos.com/    Spanish language version of the popular review website Rotten Tomatoes (gracias a @lindaf)

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Posted : May 13, 2018 11:33 am
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5ftLatina
(@kat)
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If you need a completely non-serious movie full of irreverent humor, Netflix has Holy Goalie (Que Bajo Dios Y Lo Vea). Monks play soccer and make lots of jokes about balls.

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Posted : May 13, 2018 2:17 pm
Sara
 Sara
(@topperarnold)

C *just* put that on our watchlist last week  🙂 

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Posted : May 13, 2018 2:42 pm
5ftLatina
(@kat)
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I don't know if this is a rec exactly, but I'm half an hour into Veronica (via Netflix) and I'm pretty sure I'm not sleeping tonight. I think I have Jarifa to thank for this one? 🙂 I figured if we were going to watch a horror movie we might as well try one that's actually scary and not something that ends up being more comedic.

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Posted : May 26, 2018 8:57 pm
jarifa
(@jarifa)

Yes, it was me.  🙂 

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Posted : May 27, 2018 1:36 pm
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5ftLatina
(@kat)
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How To Be A Latin Lover is cracking me up. Eugenio Derbez and Salma Hayek have great chemistry and the kid playing the nephew is doing a great job keeping up with them.

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Posted : June 15, 2018 8:37 pm
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stealth cacophony
(@stealthcacophony)

This is an anti recommendation. (hopefully that's ok, I just wanted to save someone else from wasting the time I just wasted)  Both Un Novio Para Mi Mujer, and the remake Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer aren't IMO worth watching. (Then why did I watch them both you ask? Dunno, curiosity? The library had them both and I wanted to see what the differences were) They're almost identical, like shot for shot, word for word identical, except the Argentinian version has some marriage councilor scenes that were left out of the remake. The story is not funny, its not romantic, its not heartwarming or whatever else it was supposed to be to justify two movies, most of it is just meh. I thought the remake was slightly less meh, but maybe I just got used to it, or was paying less attention or something.

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Posted : June 19, 2018 1:50 pm
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5ftLatina
(@kat)
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Busco Novio has been on my list for a while, but I keep scrolling past it when I have time to watch something, so yeah, thank you for sparing me!

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Posted : June 19, 2018 1:53 pm
jarifa
(@jarifa)

If you are in the mood for a good old fashioned thriller,  give “La cara  oculta” a look.  (Spain 2011)(now on HBO) A dramatic score sets the mood.  The fact that the main  male character is a symphony director helps.  Clara Lago is in it: a familiar face in recent movies from Spain. 

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Posted : July 6, 2018 4:08 pm
jarifa
(@jarifa)

I am on the opposite side of the fence on Busco novio para mi mujer.  I saw only the Mexican version.  It was silly but I enjoyed it. It made me laugh. Having seen it at the movie theater, it was worth the price of admission to see Jesús Ochoa play a ladies’ man. 

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Posted : August 7, 2018 9:56 am
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jarifa
(@jarifa)

I saw  “La punta del iceberg” (Spain 2016) last month on HBO.  It is a mystery  that makes a strong statement about contemporary corporate culture.   So if you are interested in a movie with a message . . . 

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Posted : August 7, 2018 10:04 am
5ftLatina
(@kat)
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We just finished watching Un Padre No Tan Padre on Pantaya. Cranky guy gets kicked out of a retirement community and moves in with his "hippie" son. It goes pretty much where you'd expect, but it doesn't matter, it was still really funny...and sometimes sad.

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Posted : August 11, 2018 9:58 pm
stealth cacophony
(@stealthcacophony)

@jarifa I'm glad to get another pov on Busco Novio, even while I was being annoyed by it I was thinking 'am I being too cranky at this?'  I still don't like it but with some time and distance I can see why someone would.

 

@kat - Thanks, Un Padre is on my list, good to know its worthwhile

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Posted : August 17, 2018 2:43 pm
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jarifa
(@jarifa)

I saw “Un padre no tan padre” when it came out and liked it.  Kat, you are right about it being sad in parts in spite of the comedy which made it, for me, a better movie. 

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Posted : August 18, 2018 1:23 pm
Linda F.
(@lindaf)
Posted by: jarifa

I am on the opposite side of the fence on Busco novio para mi mujer.  I saw only the Mexican version.  It was silly but I enjoyed it. It made me laugh. Having seen it at the movie theater, it was worth the price of admission to see Jesús Ochoa play a ladies’ man. 

My Spanish class watched this one together. It's a lot of fun to see in a group, and Jesús Ochoa steals the movie!

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Posted : December 17, 2018 1:15 am
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