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SMOKERS ONLY

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Smokers Only

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
Limited Release Date:
12/20/02
performer:
Cecilia Bengolea, Leonardo Brezicki
director:
Veronica Chen
author:
Veronica Chen, Alejandro Sapognikoff
genre:
Drama, Foreign Language, Erotic

We gave it a B-

An unreflective young hustler and a suicidal bohemian singer meet not-so-cute when she spies him servicing a client in a well-lit Buenos Aires ATM vestibule. Soon he’s teaching her how to walk the walk, eager to let her in on the ”power” of knowing what she’s worth. It’s a doomed love story in more ways than one: She can’t separate sex from love; he’s unable to love. And a film school’s worth of visual tricks and mopey pretense doesn’t make that seen-it-before premise any fresher.