A Silent Love
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A pair of e-mailing lovers discover romance is more difficult in the real world than in cyberspace, especially when a highly unexpected rivalry comes into the picture in this understated comedy drama. Norman (NoŽl Burton) is a middle-aged college professor from Montreal who, through an on-line dating service, has been corresponding with Gladys (Vanessa Bauche), an attractive younger woman from Mexico. Emboldened by the dating service's prediction that their relationship has a 61 percent chance of lasting, Norman flies to Mexico to ask for Gladys' hand in marriage. Gladys accepts, but… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Director Federico Hidalgo moves the film at a thoughtful pace and refuses to impose a tidy prefabricated conclusion on his story of marriage and misunderstanding."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"[An] intelligent, understated, humanistic film."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Puts an unusual spin on some of the clichťs of the romantic comedy."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Performed with subtlety and offering no pat resolutions"
‑ Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
"Hidalgo takes us on an interesting journey into the hearts and minds of people who uproot themselves and spin slightly out of control in a new milieu."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
"Its charms sneak up on you because of the nuanced performances of Burton, Bauche and particularly Salazar as their characters discover that what people think they want and what ultimately makes them happy aren't necessarily the same thing."
‑ , Los Angeles Times
"This story of a shy Canadian professor who weds a younger Mexican woman he has met online is not content to be a feel-good intercultural idyll."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"An unimposing film of many a film festival, Federico Hidalgo’s “A Silent Love” is a decent film full of true human emotions"
‑ John Esther, Pasadena Weekly
"A poor script, occasionally baffling editing, and actors who cannot rise above the various missteps combine to make A Silent Love a messy, confusing debut that more resembles a student film than a theatrical release."
‑ Jordan Reed, Boxoffice Magazine
"They're vibrant individuals with minds of their own, which is another way of saying that they only occasionally obey the dictates of Hollywood romantic-comedy convention."
‑ Scott Foundas, Variety
"A Silent Love manages to entertain while saying something about loneliness and culture shock."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Robles and Hidalgo ring enough changes on a stock situation that you're never sure where it's going, and that alone is no mean achievement in a genre as formulaic and enervated as romantic comedy."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Salazar ... pulls the audience over to her corner early on and never lets go of them."
‑ Harry Haun, Film Journal International
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