Fifth about The Seventh

An Unexpected Love (El Amor Menos Pensado)

An Unexpected Love: Juan Vera’s drama is a sweet, rich look into the deconstruction of a relationship and reconstruction of the two lives involved; it’s balanced, humane, filled with lovely, insightful dialogue about the nature of love relations. The two central performers are in very good shape, and also attractive without hiding their respective ages, to boot: Mercedes Morán and Ricardo Darín display good range, from bliss to disappointment, always with an edge of good humour. The supporting cast, with many different colorful characters, is also very fine. The film is far from adventurous as far as its aesthetics, but that doesn’t constitute a problem at all; the film moves at a fairly good pace and handles the passage of time without fuss.

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