Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn direct Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martínez in this Spanish satire where two rival actors clash while rehearsing for an art film by a prestigious but unpredictable director.
Some scenes are excellent, others rumble on inoffensively, long after they’ve made their point. It isn’t as smart as it thinks it is but the sillier highlights justify it. Penélope Cruz is fire in this though. Looks spectacular and has the most fun.
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