9 September 2020 | ma-cortes
Bemusing and fun film in ¨Robert Zemeckis' War of the Roses¨ style but with a fake premise.
Acid movie portraying of a disintegrating marriage , turning out to be a riotous mix of dark comic tone , madness , bitterness and nastiness through. It's been various beautiful and prosperous years full of love and understanding for the once inseparable young lovebirds Nadia (Silvia Abril) and Adrián (Jordi Sánchez) who allegedly live happily as a married couple ; however , after a lot of years of marital bless , then begins their particular world war , as out of circumstance , both are living in the house during the long separation proceedings . At the beginning Adrián is happily married to Nadia, a woman who works with her longtime friend Lucía (Malena Alterio) in the Madrid's first sex-shop, opened by they two ; later on , due to economical crisis both of them attempt to save their business at whatever cost . Looking to realize their dreams , Adrián buys a house by means of overlong mortgages in a Madrid's suburb for moving there from the city to spend the life together and caring their child Marina (Clara Chacón) who , subsequently , and once grown-up , to go the Island of Malta following her dream to be an online poker gamer . But several years later , things are so far away to be idyllic : Adrián has been turned in a pallid man worried about his job as a car vendor helped by his longtime friend and colleague Álex (Daniel Guzmán) , while Nadia realizes that the sex-shop is under threat to close due to its low sales , then joins a new company to expand the sex-shop as online sex-shop , this enterprise is run by a young Internet CEO named Nacho (Álvaro Cervantes) . Meantime , Nadia with syndrome of empty house, dates Adrián for a special night in her birthday the same day that he has to make a speech in a meeting for an American CEOs but it goes wrong . Their differences finally caught with them after several years, and they ended up in a bitter separation and she files to divorce . They both shared a love for exquisite possessions and both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave . In the middle of the fighting is the sympathetic clerk (Ana Morgade) who advises them . He gets to see how far both will go to get rid of the other , and boy do they go far . Under those circumstances, the couple is bound for an unnecessary , yet explosive and utterly catastrophic head-to-head collision, in a no-holds-barred civil war between sexes with their lavish mansion as the precious spoils of war . This difficult war for the ownership of the mansion and the money they owe results a to be violent and extremely destructive . From them showcase home becomes a battlefield , he puts a brick wall , she smashes his sports car , he trashes her computer , and on and on . Both of whom rising level of hate between them and increasing an unstoppable escalation of violence . Without a doubt , theirs is a sad story, however, is there any marriage destined to succeed?. Once in a lifetime comes a motion picture that makes you feel like falling in love all over again. This is not that movie. Divorce + Mortgage = War.
A decent and sour film with wicked and wince-inducting humour as well as sadistic comic-strip , being supported on a false premise , in this situation of family war , and based on actual Spanish legislation the husband would have been in prison accused for domestic violence , while the wife would have been enjoying the luxurious mansion. An amusing and diverting film about a lucky married couple , nevertheless , nowadays the love is gone and they try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle and as a result , the couple embittered and determined to let all these years go down the drain , they desperately want out , except for one little problem: neither Nadia nor Adrián is willing to leave empty-handed . As the symbol of that prestige and perfection, both are unwilling to give up the house in the divorce settlement . Stars Jordi Sánchez gives a nice acting as Adrián a successful CEO become a boring car salesman and Silvia Abril is pretty good as Nadia , the independient wife who attempts recover the passion with him but it goes awry. Support cast is frankly well , such as : Daniel Guzmán , Malena Alterio , Álvaro Cervantes , Cristina Castaño , Ana Morgade and brief appearance by Maria Alfonso Rosso.
It displays an atmospheric and evocative musical score by Pablo Trujillo. As well as a colorful and brilliant cinematography by Guillermo Sempere, being shot in Madrid and surroundings . The motion picture was professionally directed by Juana Macías , but with no much originality . She has directed a few acceptable films as Planes para mañana , Embarazados , Bajo el mismo techo and episodes of TV series as Madres (TV Series) , Minnie & You , La parte de atrás (TV Movie) and some Short movies .