13 October 2015 | tprspan
Good slapstick Spanish comedy.
I had seen this film on cable last year and thought at that time, that it was OK. But it's appearing again on cable, and I found myself watching it again, and I am not sure why, it's more or less a typical romantic farce. But maybe that's just it; the film knows what it is. What hooked me to watch it a second time was one of the gags near the beginning where the lead actress, Inma Cuesta, is late for work, still has not unpacked her drinking glasses from moving in recently, needs a fast drink of water, so she leans over and drinks from the faucet like a dog. Then, running out the door, knocks over the box that contains the glasses, breaking them. I guess that little joke works because of a combination of good direction, those big goofy glasses she wears, and the actress herself? I mean it's not much, but the film is loaded with scenes like that, that just work, it's just a funny flick period. I had seen Inma Cuesta before in the film "Grupo 7"(which is excellent). She had a minor role in that one, and that was a crime drama, but she played Mario Casa's wife very well in that one. Check out "Tres bodas de más" for some good slapstick romantic comedy........ But then, what woman would actually go to the weddings of three ex boyfriends, all within a month? That premise alone sets the stage for this film.