Historias mínimas (Intimate Stories)
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Historias mínimas (Intimate Stories)
Three people travel from their small home town into the outside world in search of answers and adventure in this bittersweet comedy drama. Don Justo (Antonio Benedictis) used to run a market in a small community in Southern Argentina, but failing eyesight and the loss of his driver's license has led him to retire. However, when he learns that the dog he lost several years ago was seen in San Julian, the closest significantly larger city, Don Justo sets out to find his dog, determined to travel to San Julian on foot if no other transportation is available. Roberto is a traveling salesman… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The vision of Intimate Stories is amusingly warm-hearted without being cloying or sentimental; the landscape may be harsh, but the performances are inviting."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"While the Argentine filmmaker takes his time, his film isn't tedious."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Bathed in chilly winter air with a fragrance of hot coffee, the film moves at an unhurried pace, taking in the sights and sounds of the various pit stops, and essentially enjoying itself."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Sorin's charming road comedy captures the humanity of small-town dreamers."
‑ Bill White, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Feels like a campfire yarn bereft of the giant, climactic payoff, instead maintaining a relaxed, almost demure tone of destiny-touched hopefulness"
‑ Nick Schager, Filmcritic.com
"This comic Argentine road movie shows human nature at its most generous."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Has no profound statements to make, but it does provide warm and fuzzy comfort."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"It's the surprising but effective payoff to Don Justo's journey that has the most emotional pull, which is due in no small part to newcomer Benedicti's performance."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Warm and frequently very funny, Argentine director Carlos Sorin's third feature weaves together three story lines into one road-tripping adventure that's a joy ride from beginning to end."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Quiet and unpretentious, the film's humanism isn't confrontational exactly but it's unmistakable nonetheless."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Like the performances, the movie is a small-scale feat of naturalism."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"As stripped down as its title, this gentle Argentinian road movie makes much out of very little."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Vacuous road movie in which vacant characters receive rewards that far outweigh their uninspired goals."
‑ Matthew Smith, Film Journal International
"Gentle, humanistic, delicious."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
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