Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Americano 2011

     Martin was born in Los Angeles and lived there for his early childhood until his father took him to France to live with him.  Matrin is an adult now and he gets a phone call telling him that his mother has died.  He will need to fly to LA because he has an American passport and his father does not.  There is an apartment that needs to be sold and his mother wanted to be buried in France.  Martin feels his mother didn’t want him and he doesn’t have memories of living with her until he learns of her death.  He gets very mixed up when he gets to LA and tries to find the woman that used to be the young girl he played with.  She had kept in contact with his mother until shortly before her death.
     OK, I must cut Martin some slack (I don’t want to) because he believes his mother didn’t love him but he goes to Mexico to find Lola.  He drives a beautiful vintage red Mustang convertible belonging to his mother’s friend and neighbor.  Why does he think this car will still be on the street in Tijuana where he parked it when he returns from trying to find Lola?  It would be amazing for it to still be in the parking space in LA!!  Interesting from the beginning but begins to wander when it goes across the border.  3* (This movie is OK)  (I give the car 4*)

106 min, Drama directed by Mathieu Demy with Mathieu Demy, Geraldine Chaplin, Chiara Mastroianni, Carlos Bardem, Salma Hayek, Sabine Mamou.

Note:  Blockbuster 3*, imdb 4.8 out of 10, 50% critic 31% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.  
Special Note:  I thought it was Geraldine Chaplin in the role of the mother's friend and neighbor.  She will be 69 years old this year and has been an actress since 1952 and she is fluent in French and Spanish.

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