It is very surreal because no one ever thinks they will become homeless. No one. All of a sudden and without warning, I found myself homeless in Koreatown near downtown Los Angeles. I was sober, but I had no money, no place to go and no one I could call for help. I was officially homeless. This was all new to me. I had no homeless training. I had no clue how I was going to survive. Just six months earlier I had a well-paying job in the television industry, overseeing syndicated programs like Wheel of Fortune. But now, I was the one who had suddenly landed on bankrupt.
The irony was painful.
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I decided to walk from Koreatown to North Hollywood, mainly because I knew the neighborhood and was comfortable with the area. I walked 11 or so miles to the valley. By the time I arrived, it was beginning to get dark, so I started to think about where I was going to sleep. I decided to try a park close to my old house where I used to play my conga drum on hot summer days. But when I arrived, I noticed gang members hanging around in the dark, so I moved on to another location. I continued walking to park after park. My feet were becoming swollen; I was emotionally and physically exhausted.
I knew that when you sleep outside, you are vulnerable to just about everything. It deals with a couple that sets out for a dinner party on the millennium eve , they are Paloma and Manuel. In the meantime , they are expecting her father's visit veteran Emilio Gutierrez Caba , who's come to their home but he doesn't know anything about the house's location. Johnny lives with his crazy mama and his youngest brother , and he has a beautiful girlfriend Mariola Fuentes who subsequently meets the Paloma's daddy. This is an acceptable witty comedy , adding a bit of drama. The film is full of nice moments , tenderness , with an attractive relation between an upper-class man and lower-class people.
As being well developed an enjoyable relationship between a deranged , unsettling man whose car has been robbed , and a spontaneous and outspoken girl of lower-class well played by Mariola Fuentes. The picture has crossed-over from Spain to become a hilarious family entertainment ; being narrated in great sense of ductility and fairness.
It's an adorable , quiet film , dealing with ordinary townsfolk , being compellingly acted and concerning the narration about the relationship between a misfit bunch agreeable roles. The film attempts to spread optimism about the events of life , with its amusing sides but also including familiar discussions. Not trying to be unrealistic and make everything as in a domestic tale but giving way to mirth and humor.
Plenty of emotional and family feeling in which solidarity triumphs and humor despite the poorness and penury.
In addition , the film gives us a nice panorama about a lower-class family , its pity , goodness , sacrifice , work , shortage , companionship and various situations happen in its existence. Entertaining as well as tender screenplay by the same director and Elvira Lindo , the latter is a notorious Spanish writer and journalist , creator of the Spanish famous literature character Manolito Gafotas and she performed Manolito in a radio program for several years.
In addition , special mention for veteran Emilio Gutierrez Caba. There stands out the colorful and atmospheric cinematography by Alfonso Sanz , a good cameraman who has photographed most films directed by Albadalejo , being and filmed in Madrid. Besides , catching songs at the end.
Rating : 7. This a good-feeling movie filled with love , serenity , humor elements , drama and amusement.
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