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As Luck Would Have It (2013)

As Luck Would Have It

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

February 01, 2013 (Limited)

Duration

95 min.

Studio

IFC Midnight

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Alex de la Iglesia

Producer

Andres Vicente Gomez, Ximo Perez

Screenwriter

Randy Feldman

Starring

  • Salma Hayek as Luisa
  • Jose Mota
  • Santiago Segura
  • Carolina Bang
  • Nacho Vigalondo
  • Javier Botet
  • Blanca Portillo
  • Fernando Tejero
  • Nerea Camacho

Story


Roberto (famed Spanish comic Jose Mota) once had a promising careers in advertising. But now out of work during the economic downturn, he struggles to keep his family afloat and their dire situation a secret from his adoring wife Luisa (Salma Hayek). After yet another dead end interview, it seems like reality will come crashing down on Roberto - until a freak car accident places him at the center of a wild media storm. Realizing his opportunity, Roberto hires a brazen agent to help him leverage his new found fame into fortune, but Luisa begins to worry about what lengths Roberto will go to for his family's security.

The new film from beloved cult director Alex de la Iglesia goes into fresh territory for the daring director, a dark comedy/social satire that also works as a deeply felt drama about the devotion of a husband and father. A wild riff on manhood in the modern media world, As Luck Would Have It is a skewed take on the strange world we live in.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..though it slickly offers up drama, black comedy and enjoyable perfs in due measure, the pic never develops much bite, though it does bare its fangs..”
by Jonathan Holland [Variety]
“..this dark satire may be hard to watch at times, but its' queasy mix of satire and tough love should be seen for how black comedy can be done outside the U.S...”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
“..straddles a narrow line between accessible and forgettable..”
by Jonathan Kiefer [Village Voice]