La chispa de la vida (As Luck Would Have It)
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La chispa de la vida (As Luck Would Have It)
Roberto (famed Spanish comic José 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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Combines lecture, farce and soapy sentiment in a single misshapen package."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"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."
‑ 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."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Álex de la Iglesia's film hammers home the opinion that family is more important than celebrity or wealth."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"Family is the truest wealth, insists a strenuous orchestral score, but neither Feldman nor Iglesia seems to buy it, so how can we?"
‑ Jonathan Kiefer, Village Voice
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