30 January 2017 | hof-4
In Argentina "boludo" or "pelotudo" mean literally "having big balls" but in everyday conversation the words actually mean idiot, moron or sometimes just clumsy or maladroit.
This movie pairs Adrian Suar and Valeria Bertuccelli, is directed by Juan Taratuto and scripted by Pablo Solarz, the four together for the second time; the first was A Boyfriend for my Wife (2008). Compared with A Boyfriend
this film is based on a more credible premise, and has some clever observations on playacting in real life and a few good jokes like Suar's screen name or a love scene with "Hitchcock music." However it does not wholly succeed; the script requires lengthy explanations from character to character that slow down the pace.
Suar and Bertuccelli play well together, and the rest of the actors do a very good job. You will enjoy the dialog better if you are familiar with Buenos Aires slang, otherwise much is lost in translation.
This film was one of the greatest commercial successes in the history of Argentine cinema. It was equally popular in Uruguay, on the other shore of the River Plate.
Director Taratuto has made a name for himself in the light comedy genre, but has also tackled successfully more ambitious material as in The Reconstruction (2013).