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A young, naive clerk at a lingerie store learns about love and her own identity in Diego Lerman's 2002 film Suddenly. Marcia (Tatiana Saphir) leads a very banal and stagnant existence, especially since her boyfriend recently dumped her. While walking on the street one day, she catches the eye of a thuggish woman named Mao (Carla Crespo) who immediately decides to have sex with Marcia solely for the sport of it. Recruiting the aid of her friend Lenin (Veronica Hassan), Mao manages to talk Marcia into getting into a cab that the two women promptly hijack. They take Marcia to the coast to see… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie, filmed in arty black and white, has some nice moments of dialogue and an offbeat, quirky rhythm that is slightly hypnotic at times."
‑ Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic
"Built on small telling gestures and well-observed moments, and periodically rocked by a spasm of everyday weirdness, Suddenly works its charms slowly but steadily."
‑ Manohla Dargis, Los Angeles Times
"Crisply shot in gritty black and white, Suddenly's forceful visual style just doesn't compensate for its hollow psychological core."
‑ Prairie Miller, WBAI Web Radio
"A quirky, utterly charming road movie from Argentina."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The film's charm rests in the fact that nobody behaves the way you expect them to."
‑ Rich Cline, Film Threat
"The film has nice black-and-white photography, and attitude to spare, but finally leaves you with that unhappily familiar 'so what?' feeling."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"An absorbing film, balancing on the edge of steady."
‑ Allison Benedikt, Chicago Tribune
"A fantastic feature debut from Argentina's Diego Lerman, Suddenly is a sullen, apathetic black-and-white road movie not to be missed."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"It also has an almost impressionistic feel, with long stretches without dialogue, just great music and black & white cinematography and a lot of life and beauty."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
"The film is promising and wonderful, needing maybe only a few minutes' editing down."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"The 26-year-old Argentine director Diego Lerman shows a sure hand in his debut, from his contrasty black-and-white compositions to his sly, jumpy edits, reminiscent of Godard."
‑ Jon Strickland, L.A. Weekly
"An illustration of what happens when new blood hits old or inert cinema: Everything is rejected, or everything is embraced."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"What could have been a twisted Thelma & Louise is more a low-budget, new-wavy exercise in eccentricity and shocking the bourgeoisie."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"Has a refreshingly simple look and feel; shots are not intricately choreographed, and there are no perfectly placed musical cues to garishly indicate where a laugh, cry or gasp is requested."
‑ Jordan Reed, Boxoffice Magazine
"Becomes a low-key and rather sweet study of three young women who are more capable of tenderness than they initially seem."
‑ Jason Anderson, eye WEEKLY
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