Más que amor, frenesí
(1996) from Tuna
|Más que amor, frenesí (1996) is a Spanish comedy about
20-something residents of Madrid using drugs and seeking sex in
club scene in the 90's. Probably the best way to give you an idea is to
introduce some of the players.
Ingrid Rubio, Beatriz Santiago and Cayetana Guillén Cuervo share a flat.
Rubio is the main character, is an art student, has an openly gay
classmate for a best friend, and recently broke up with the love of her
life who did her wrong. Guillen is a sex maniac, a heavy drug user, and
bartender at the club. Santiago has bright reddish orange hair, and is a
It is a good film for nudity:
- Ingrid Rubio - Breasts and buns with Novo.
- Cayetana Guillén Cuervo - Breasts and a
- Bibi Andersen - Full frontal
- Maite Pastor - Breasts
- Amanda - full frontal.
|As the film starts, Rubio's ex-boyfriend and gigolo is
present when someone credited only as Amanda shoots herself, because she
can't stand her jealous boyfriend any longer. The ex-boyfriend (Nancho
Novo) is a suspect in what the police think is a murder, and hotfoots it
back to Madrid with the police on his trail. The policeman, of course,
turns out to be the crazy lover Amanda killed herself to avoid. Novo
works for pimp and lesbian Bibi Andersen, is seduced by Cuervo, and ends
up with Rubio. Anderson is seen pawing a young Maite Pastor, her current
female lover. Throw in some gays, some sexually ambiguous types, and
three-way over-the-top transvestites, and you are getting an idea.
The transfer is ok, except for a lot of dirt specks,
and the sub-titles, which are not a very good translation, and are
white, even over white scenes, can't be turned off. It has lots of
pace, a dizzying array of odd, but mostly under-developed characters,
and a plot that frequently becomes muddled. Despite this, it is an OK
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description, this
film is a C+.
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