Isla Bonita Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Isla Bonita

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Nudity and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    La Isla Bonita.

  • Starring:

    Tim Bettermann, Lilian Caro, Fernando Colomo, Olivia Delcán, Miguel Ángel Furones, Lluís Marqués, Nuria Román

  • Directed by:

    Fernando Colomo

  • Running time:

    101 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A person is kicked. Suicide references, thoughts, dreams. Children wrestle in a swimming pool. Ants are killed with a shoe.  Arguing, yelling, lying. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Full-frontal male and female nudity (genitals visible). A woman lounges on a man while naked at the beach. Kissing, cuddling, flirting. Topless bathing, people in swimwear. Sexual morals, monogamy, infidelity discussed. Implied sexual relationships (m-f, m-m, m-f-m). Sexual innuendo and unwanted advances.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine, beer, shots, spirits). Intoxication. Smoking (cigars, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for breasts. Religious references and exclamations. References to a woman's weight - "I thought she was fat".

  • THEMES:

    Relationships, jealousy, mid-life crisis, film-making, romantics, misunderstandings, spontaneity, perspective, connection, ageing, new beginnings, sculpture, mother-daughter relationships.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Divorce, sea sickness, vertigo, therapy, financial trouble/bankruptcy mentioned. Raw fish/seafood. Spanish language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Uninhibited, improvised, cheerful, dazzling, fresh, funny, charming, well-paced, sun-bathed, semi-autobiographic, Woody Allen-esque. Simple plot, largely improvised dialogue.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Aimless, un-engaging, misguided, disappointing, forgettable.

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