Sex and Lucia (Lucía y el sexo)
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Lucia is a waitress who lives and works in Madrid. After what she believes to be the loss of her boyfriend, the tortured writer Lorenzo, she flees to a secluded island that he had often told her about. There she meets Carlos and Elena, who have also run away to the island to escape personal tragedy. Unbeknownst to them, all three have a connection to Lorenzo. Elena met him many years ago on that same island and enjoyed beautiful, anonymous lovemaking with him in the sea by the light of a full moon. 9 months later, Elena gave birth to Luna, but never managed to find Lorenzo. Carlos was the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

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"Perhaps our confusion is part of the whole idea, but Sex and Lucia would have a lot more impact if there were someone to give a damn about."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"It's a hall of mirrors, this flick -- every one of them pretentious."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"A bizarre, alternately joyful and gloomy take on sexual fantasies and complications. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Not every movie that is billed as 'erotic' deserves that distinction, but director Julio Medem's Sex And Lucia certainly does. It's the kind of intelligent, thoughtful film about sex and love that Hollywood just can't make."
‑ Bryan Reesman, Request Magazine
"Medem has once again crafted a complex, ethereal film that's both delicate and earthy, full of memorable imagery, gutsy performances and unforgettable, haunting themes."
‑ Rich Cline, Film Threat
"It's a thoughtful film that forces its characters and its viewers to wrestle with the difference between great sex and true intimacy."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"What distinguishes Julio Medem's humid, magic-realist eroticon from the average soft-core fare is its writer-director's playful interest in storytelling as a form of sexual sublimation and release."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"...a confusing and at times silly erotic film with some interesting visual ideas."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"As a randy film about sexy people in gorgeous places being pushed and pulled (literally and figuratively) by desire ... [Sex and Lucía] makes for an arousing good time."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"The most wondrous love story in years, it is a great film."
‑ Tim Merrill, Film Threat
"While it's being the told, the story of Sex And Lucia is sufficiently seductive to keep you from noticing the holes forming in its universe."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"A lot rides on coincidence. Or fate. Or the magic pull of the moon. It all makes sense in the end."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"Don't go in expecting Eurotrash art-porn, for the film tells a beautiful and earnestly romantic story."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Sex ironically has little to do with the story, which becomes something about how lame it is to try and evade your responsibilities and that you should never, ever, leave a large dog alone with a toddler. But never mind all that; the boobs are fantasti"
‑ Christopher Null,
"None of his actors stand out, but that's less of a problem here than it would be in another film: Characterization matters less than atmosphere."
‑ Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
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