Párpados Azules (Blue Eyelids)
Párpados Azules (Blue Eyelids) (2007)

A woman invites a total stranger to join her on a vacation to a remote paradise in this romantic drama from director Ernesto Contreras. Marina has won a trip to Playa Salamandra, but the sad fact remains that the disheartened prizewinner… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 27, 2007
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82%
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53%


Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Wally Hammond
Time Out

Ably mounted and shot, 'Blue Eyelids' is a welcome cliché-free zone, often touching and occasionally very funny, played out in a minor register suitable for the lives it describes.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

There are touching moments, a developing tenderness, some shuffling truths here and there, but not enough to make these marginal figures demand the attention the film's director thinks they deserve.

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Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

Not an awful lot happens but the acting is first-rate, if low-key, and the choice of Ray Davies's This Strange Effect as a recurring motif on the soundtrack brings a melancholy sweetness to the story.

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Robert Koehler
Variety

A semidrama always on the verge of reaching for laughs, but never grasping them.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

The intelligent script and skilful central performances make for a gently compelling romance.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Ernesto Contreras's debut feature finds its own kind of heightened, dreamy realism, a kind that skirts the frontier of reverie and hallucination in one direction, and that of gloomy disillusion in another.

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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

There have been countless films about ordinary, lonely people finding love, but few of them can have had characters quite as unassertive and nondescript as the couple featured in this Mexican comic drama.

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Hannah Forbes Black
Film4

A beautifully made film about two people with no ability to relate to each other, attempting to do just that.

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Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies

Ernesto Contreras' slow and subtle study of abject loneliness is a curious affair.


Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Lesley N
Mexican romantic comedy about two quiet lonely boring people who decide to date to fill the void. Horribly realistic and pretty entertaining too ... if… More
Quinto Wallight
An off-beat romantic comedy, if you dare to laugh. The film is supported entirely by it's two lead actors, so you can either love it or hate it depending… More