Wednesday, April 22, 2009

recap - la primera noche.

CLA screened 'All Inclusive' or 'Todo Incluido' earlier this evening at the Paramount Theatre. The turnout was great, the crowd was buzzing, and the flick was delightful.

'Todo Incluido' tells the tale of a family on vacation at an over-the-top all inclusive resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Unexpected situations arise, revelations are made all around, and ultimately a once highly dysfunctional family is brought back together.

Recently divorced sister admits to punk kid sister that she may be a lesbian.

Punk kid sister smokes a joint in bed.

Mom entertains sleeping with a scuba instructor (who feigns being French in order to win her affections).

And that's just some of what was going down... the father hides the fact that he's been diagnosed with a fatal heart condition whilst little bro talks up a hot Spanish girl on the internet.

While the movie is somewhat harried, and perhaps hard to believe (note the slighly cheesy hurricane metaphor used throughout to reinforce the state of familial turmoil), it's an enjoyable and occasionally moving film. It's one to make you feel a bit introspective and maybe more apt to let loose every once in a while.

To tie this off, 'Todo Incluido' was the perfect opener for the 12th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival. I regret not being able to make it to the after party tonight, but a Spanish paper so unfortunately beckons. But! I couldn't be more excited about the films and parties to come :)

catch ya later-

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