Gaudi Afternoon
Gaudi Afternoon (2001)

An American abroad finds herself falling in with an eccentric group of fellow expatriates in Spain in this comedy. Cassandra (Judy Davis) is a nomadic American who finds herself stranded in Spain, where she's found temporary work… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 20, 2001
DVD Release Date: September 24, 2002
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Stephanie Zacharek

A kooky, madcap adventure set in Barcelona devolves into a sort of sub -sub-Almodovar picture. Stay for the opening credits, then leave.

A.O. Scott
New York Times

What should be a soufflé of gender-bending mischief is more like a bowl of oatmeal.

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Jordan Hiller

Gaudi Afternoon is mostly dream, part nightmare, and part morality play surrounding the concept of mothering a young girl.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

For a while, the sheer exoticism of the characters and the setting provides a certain amount of interest, but the film's farcical situations, mostly involving the sexual orientation of its characters, ultimately prove tiresome.

Jan Stuart

Even the crackpot architectural genius of Antonio Gaudi cannot elevate this silly little farce of sexual confusion from director Susan Seidelman and writer James Myhre.

Film Threat

An emotionally and intellectually subtle work.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A mildly entertaining gender-bender comedy set in Barcelona, never quite lives up to its excellent cast or the onetime promise of director Susan Seidelman.

Laura Sinagra
Village Voice

The trumped-up alley-to-plaza intrigue could use more smoke and less mirrors.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

With a lovably quirky script, lovely production values and delightful performances by a strong cast, Gaudi Afternoon is Seidelman's best film yet.

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