Mondays in the Sun (Los Lunes al sol)
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Mondays in the Sun (Los Lunes al sol)
In a northern coastal city of Spain, which turned its back on the countryside long ago and surrounded itself with industries, a group of men make their way through the streets everyday, looking for life's emergency exits. Walking the tightrope of precarious employment, taking shelter in their daily conversations and routine--as if the dismal wreck of their lives was not their own. While they talk of their exploits and laugh, at everything and nothing in particular, they try to remain full of hope, relaxed, on a Monday morning in the sun.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In these days of cutbacks and belt-tightening, its story has a strong resonance."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"The best thing that can be said about this funny, poignant and compassionate film is that watching it is not work."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Delicado drama que, com seu elenco coeso encabeçado por um Bardem vigoroso e intenso, funciona como um testemunho do impacto psicológico e moral provocado pelo desemprego numa economia em recessão."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Bottom feeder, out of work adventurers busying themselves with basically anything that will keep the terror of an abyss called the future at bay."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"Okay, I'm saying it: Javier Bardem is the next Robert De Niro."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"A small, intimate film that moves viewers with its passion."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Thoughtful and well-acted, but a little flat in the story department."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"Moving, often hilarious examination of masculine frustration with a sharply observed script and impressive performances from its cast."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"Full of sympathy for the worker's plight."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Will look and feel all too familiar to victims of the jobless recovery, or at least those who can afford to see the movie."
‑ Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Midway, Mondays in the Sun becomes as dull as a day with nothing to do."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"It's a long and relatively underdramatized film, but it's powerfully true."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Another staggeringly strong performance by Javier Bardem."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Si Los Lunes al Sol es una película tan humana, tan sensible y tan reveladora es porque hemos visto esos personajes acá nomás, a la vuelta de la esquina."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"Thanks to Bardem's performance the film finds plenty of sublime moments."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
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