Sex and Lucia
Sex and Lucia (2002)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 12, 2002
DVD Release Date: March 25, 2003
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Beneath the gratuitous nudity lies a complex and visually striking movie.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

It's a hall of mirrors, this flick -- every one of them pretentious.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

A bizarre, alternately joyful and gloomy take on sexual fantasies and complications. [Blu-ray]

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's a thoughtful film that forces its characters and its viewers to wrestle with the difference between great sex and true intimacy.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a confusing and at times silly erotic film with some interesting visual ideas.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

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.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

A lot rides on coincidence. Or fate. Or the magic pull of the moon. It all makes sense in the end.

Michael Dequina

Don't go in expecting Eurotrash art-porn, for the film tells a beautiful and earnestly romantic story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
"The first advantage is at the end of the story. It doesn't finish, it falls in a hole. And the story starts again halfway. The other advantage, and… More
Lady D'arbanville
One of the strangest storylines ever, which confuses the viewer throughout, that I think, is the beauty of this piece. There is something quite addictive about… More
Greg S
A waitress falls in love with a novelist who has a secret in his past; parts of the movie describe their real love story, and parts are dramatizations of a… More
Red Lats
I have watched part of this movie twice. I will need to watch it all the way through to understand it. I can't figure out what are Lorenzo's dreams… More
Cassandra Maples
The earlier film by Julio Médem (Lovers of the Arctic Circle) is a prelude to the kind of cinematography that this Spanish film director/writer presents here. I… More
Dean McKenna
A beautiful, fragmented story of love, lust and intrigue, writer-director Julio Medem's erotic Spanish tale is a sumptuous mix of playful sex and stunning… More

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