- John Stockwell
- Reviewed by
- Gon Curiel a.k.a. Groucho
- Review date
- Monday, October 01, 2001
But is that all there is to it? It’s not. Carlos’s society doesn’t take his relationship very lightly, resulting in internal conflicts that might endanger his carefully designed structure of life. His dedication in school, sports and work might become weaker thanks to Nicole. After all, Carlos’ nosy mother (Soledad St. Hilaire) might not be so wrong every time she annoys him with questions about everything he does.
Carlos and Nicole fight for pure love even though everything around them proves them wrong. In the end, they might or might not prove that loving each other is more than enough...
This film is a simple, typical love story with a different background. Nevertheless, the freshness with which it’s presented gives it enough originality to please the audience. Besides, it introduces charming Hernandez in a major role that suits him to perfection.
But it is Kirsten Dunst in her best performance to date who makes this a most worthwhile experience. Her presence is always strong and her performance incredibly effective. You never know what to expect from her and from her complex character but there is always a delightful turn coming up.
All in all, this one’s a little film to enjoy without further compromise. One little film that will be gladly remembered by some in the future…
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