Nacho G. Velilla
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Pulsating with the energy and wit of Almodovar, director Nacho G. Velilla’s debut is a pot of the best Spanish paella served piping hot and fresh. Javier Cámara (Talk to Her) stars as Chef Maxi, a culinary genius/drama queen with too much on his plate. As if keeping his chic restaurant in the black and wrangling with his wild staff aren’t enough, add in a steamy romance with a closeted soccer superstar, sexual competition from gal pal Alex (Lola Dueñas, “Volver”) and a tense reunion with his estranged children. A box-office smash in Spain and a festival favorite around the globe, this saucy comedy serves up a bellyful of laughs.
This movie was described as a rib tickler and inducing belly laughs. The jokes mainly fell flat and were distinctly unfunny. The antics of the main characters left me feeling uncomfortable most the time.
The characters themselves weren't likable and the main character really was a jerk. The main character goes on a voyage of self discovery but still comes out at the end as a jerk. This movie misses the mark on so many occasions that you're left feeling the people who made this movie would have been better off doing something else.
Just plain hilarious.