18 June 2001 | michellangelof
A funny Mexican story, closer to contemporary reality than "Walk in the clouds" or "Like water for chocolate"
I expect much from Sneider now he's filming "Arrancame la vida". This because "Two crimes" (correct translation of the movie's name) was delicious.
This novel written by the Mexican Jorge Ibargüengoitia and published in 1979 (or before), is a great dark comedy.
Funny and unpredictable, delightful and well acted, the movie presents characters real and familiar to any Mexican. Sneider understands and respect the story, all the twists, the humor, the rhythm and dialogs of the author. By doing so, he succeeds in keeping the viewer's interest through all the movie. Go see it!
Don't pay any attention to the horrible title in English: "Kissing cousins"