THE COMMERCIAL FILM OF THE WEEK
I MARRIED A DUMBASS (ME CASÉ CON UN BOLUDO) (2016) by Juan Taratuto
“The role of our life”
We all play a role when we know someone who interests us in some way or another, especially at the beginning of a love relationship, when our defects are well camouflaged by our virtues, which we strive to enhance, to show a more perfect version of us themselves. They are like unwritten rules of the game of relationships, we all know them, we practice them and we do not talk about them.
But when Florencia Córmik (Valeria Bertuccelli), an unknown actress and somewhat lacking in the “gift” of interpretation, starts a romance behind the scenes with Fabian Brando (Adrián Suar), the most famous actor of the moment, not expected of who really was going to fall in love was the character who played this and not the man behind the actor.
Florence, which the girl is not fine emotionally either, is dazzled by the acclaimed actor and quickly start a frantic relationship that ends up in a super media wedding and she living in his beautiful mansion.
But on the honeymoon, she discovers that her now husband is really a selfish, capricious, superficial, and tremendously self-centered type, that nothing resembles what she thought she was and confesses to the bohemians of her friends that in fact, she fell in love with the character of the movie that filmed with him.
Fabian, who, beyond his defects, is fall in love with Florence, he learns of his discontent and is ready to become that character that interpreted, with the help of work buddies to create situations almost of theater, in which he can be able to look good in order to make her happy and so that she doesn’t leave him.
And so we are presented with the funny and convoluted plot of this film, full of impossible situations that touch the absurd, white mood and happy ending.
The director Juan Taratuto, known for titles such as: “No sos vos, soy yo” (2004) or “Un novio para mi mujer” (2008) again has these two actors to give life to the protagonists of this funny comedy of tangled couple that has been the third best premiere of the history of Argentina and the most viewed film of 2016 in Argentina and Uruguay with more than 1950000 and 125000 spectators respectively.
And much of this blame for this resounding success has been thanks to Valeria Bertuccelli, who is in my opinion the star of this film. It plays a completely hysterical, emotionally unstable woman role that’s really funny. And also of his partner, Adrián Suar, who perfectly reflects the race of these “stars” who only know how to talk about themselves and believe that everything revolves around their navels, but that in the end, they are still human people, with their virtues and their defects, that only sometimes need to be brought down to the land with a slap.
It’s quite evident the intention of the director to put this light comedy, a certain social background conveying the idea that we all play a role in society (which is like an ultra suit necessary to survive or succeed) that you put on and off to please, but in the end, what matters is what’s inside.
But honestly, I think that this reflection few people will have done when leaving the cinema, since “I married a dumbass” is not a movie to think, is a movie to go laughing for a while and then to snack with friends and comment the times we have felt “cheated” with some guy who seemed to be one way at first but then it was another way.
Of course the laughter and “the good vibes” are assured and hence their box office success.
Traducido por: Eduardo Llorente.
Our rating: (3/5)