ok, by now you guys already know what the film is all about so i won't get into it. let's just go ahead and talk about it.
the acting? good. the actors? gorgeous. jordi molla's shifting blue eyes, nervous smile, and impulsive hair stroking, infuses his character with scrim behavior. he is a most arresting presence. bardem lends his diego an almost cheerleader like optimism.
it's a stylish film. swelling soundtrack and exotic cuban, lucrecia, singing a sultry version of "youkali." diego's environs are of ocean breezes and vibrant home colors while problematic alberto's is all dark, blue, and gloomy. he even sports stuble 24/7 and glassy eyes to drive home his inner struggles. truly stylish.
but the ending was a betrayal, a cheap irony considering the clincher of the movie which was a line that basically outlined alberto's non-confrontational method of dealing with his issues; diego says to alberto, "once again, we do the dirty work for you." well, the ending does the dirty work for alberto effectively. what a copout solution indeed! confused alberto gets off scott free and left everybody else to suffer! this is where the movie's soul is lost. this is where it sinks into melodrama.