Suddenly (2003)

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.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 22, 2005
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

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.

Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio

Crisply shot in gritty black and white, Suddenly's forceful visual style just doesn't compensate for its hollow psychological core.

Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

The film has nice black-and-white photography, and attitude to spare, but finally leaves you with that unhappily familiar 'so what?' feeling.

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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune

An absorbing film, balancing on the edge of steady.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

A fantastic feature debut from Argentina's Diego Lerman, Suddenly is a sullen, apathetic black-and-white road movie not to be missed.

Jon Strickland
L.A. Weekly

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.

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John Anderson

An illustration of what happens when new blood hits old or inert cinema: Everything is rejected, or everything is embraced.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

What could have been a twisted Thelma & Louise is more a low-budget, new-wavy exercise in eccentricity and shocking the bourgeoisie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Cast: Tatiana Saphir, Carla Crespo, Veronica Hassan, Beatriz Thibaudin, Maria Merlino, Marcos Ferrante, Ana María Martínez, Susana Pampin, Luis Herrera, Laura… More
Lesley N
Two girls lure dowdy knicker seller into black and white roadtrip. An Argentinian indy film low on budget and Hollywood gloss, but high on thoughtfulness. I… More
Randy Tippy
A superb and highly underrated little road film. Unique, sexually charged and intelligently written.
John Ballantine
If you are going black and white, you should have a compelling reason to do so. Instead what we have is a boring series of vignettes of three young women who… More