¿De qué se ríen las mujeres? (1997)
¿De qué se ríen las mujeres? (What Makes Women
Laugh?) is a Spanish musical comedy with roughly the same style of
humor as I Love Lucy. The tale is narrated by a 17 year old boy. His
father is a writer, his mother and two aunts are comediennes. One of
the aunts is having a long- term affair with a married man, another
is a man hater who wants to be a stage actress. His grandfather has
just married a girl of 20.
His father was run over by a car while trying to pick
up a chick at the grandfather's wedding. His mother is crestfallen and carries the ashes
everywhere, speaking to her late husband's ghost. The ghost is
encouraging her to find someone else, but she will have none of it
until she finds his little black book, and realizes what he had been
up to. She finally resolves not only to find someone new, but to
learn how to have sex without love.
It is well photographed, and has pace, but I didn't much like the
style of comedy, and the plot was not all that interesting either ...
It is in Spanish with optional
The letterboxed transfer was
well done, but there are no special features
Verónica Forqué, as the mother, shows a breast
trying to seduce a man.
as the 20 year old grandmother, shows breasts at the beach.
Critics Vote ...
It seems to have had a theatrical release in Spain,
but I could find no results, nor reviews, and there are only
31 votes at IMDb, so it could not have been very widely seen.
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Based on this description, this is a C-.
If you enjoy this style of comedy, it is
technically sound and competent.
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