Gloria

Gloria

DVD - 2014 | Spanish | Widescreen
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A story about a middle aged woman who gets caught up in a passionate whirlwind romance with a retired naval officer, whom she meets at a dance club for singles. But when she discovers the truth of their relationship, she takes matters into her own hands and sets forth to change her life.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, CA] : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, [2014]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: SPANISH ENGLISH GLO
Characteristics: 1 DVD (110 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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kpelish
Aug 23, 2017

Set in Chile, a hard-working, divorced middle-aged woman explores what makes her happy in her second half of life. She enjoys dancing and meets an older man. Her lover enjoys his power of financially supporting (read: enabling) his ex-wife and two grown daughters (all jobless), which costs him in ways he couldn’t imagine. Their relationship teaches her the value of the safety net of relationships that she’s built. Her son and daughter add emotional complexity to her life. The actress—Paulina Garcia—is marvelously expressive with undeniable charm, especially when armed with a paintball gun.
NOTE: In Spanish, with English subtitles.

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firefly5
Feb 23, 2017

Did not watch this movie because it has subtitles.

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mariho
Mar 13, 2016

Just reading the posting comment makes me think this movie's relevant. Viewers are judging this grandma, why is she so gullible and why is she so "open" and desperate to find love. She is no different then younger women who tries to find love and wanting to be love. Age doesn't change you.

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ceiligh
Feb 28, 2016

Enjoyable film.
Good characterization by older lead actress.
Can understand why movie won numerous film festival awards.

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JackamoJames
Jul 20, 2015

for all the hype it was just a simple " here's my life at this point" movie that had no insights, nothing different then anybody else goes through.
Truly if you watch this you are wasting your time and should be out doing something else

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0cho
May 04, 2015

Nothing great here. Don't really know what this movie was about. Leave it to the Chileans to take graphic sex scenes to a whole new level!!! Don't bother with this movie.

cyber14853ns Oct 13, 2014

2 score years after the Chilean military overthrow (with heavy foreign involvement) of their elected president comes a film on the new middle class of vacuous souls.
Gloria goes to "work" to make many personal phone calls; you never find out what her career really is but she can somehow maintain such a life style. The actress, Paulina Garcia, was awarded best actress from Berlin and other film festivals? Give me a break! All I can say is that her body ( below her neck) has aged quite well. It took infinite patience to suffer through the whole thing just to report (as "promised") to a Spanish-speaking librarian on how good the film is. The character Gloria is sick and so is the movie. The dialogues are really juvenile, pretentious and boring. ( I have to confess that I am Spanish-illiterate and can only follow the subtitle.) The writer/director (b. 1974 - ) just does not (yet) have the "stuff".
I'm beginning to cast doubt on A.O. Scott's movie reviews.

Seriously to NYPL:
Who has the gore to underscore other's writing (comments) without permission? NYPL has to look into their computer programs, i.e. the programers ( and ultimately to library management !) .
Such "links" hijack the page for ( junk food and other ) advertisers.
Privacy issues too: Try click the above links !!

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sdelao
Sep 12, 2014

I loved this film. The story, direction and acting are great.

“Are you always this happy?” Rodolfo asks Gloria, shortly after catching her eye. They are at a nightclub where middle-aged residents of Santiago, Chile, dance and flirt, and where Gloria, in her 50s and long divorced, occasionally goes to attract the attention of a silver-haired Romeo. Rodolfo, who has a kind, crumpled face and a winningly uncertain manner, makes Gloria laugh with this pickup line. No, she says, sometimes in the mornings she is sad, and in the afternoons, too. The great accomplishment of “Gloria,” the Chilean writer-director Sebastián Lelio’s astute, unpretentious and thrillingly humane new film, is that it acknowledges both sides of its heroine’s temperament without judgment or sentimentality. In a North American movie — a fizzy Hollywood comedy of empowerment or a glum indie kitchen-sink melodrama — a woman like Gloria would most likely invite either pity or condescending encouragement. But Gloria, played with dignity and gusto by Paulina García, is too complicated for such treatment. — A. O. Scott

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jimg2000
Sep 11, 2014

Ron@Ottawa said it all and well ... tough for a single grandma to find meaningful intimacy, and like to add that single old men are single for their own OLD reasons.

madison382 Sep 06, 2014

The movie got off to a slow start, but it holds your interest. Suitable for an older audience.

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kpelish
Aug 23, 2017

Other: Overuse of alcohol and marijuana is portrayed as normal.

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Ron@Ottawa
Aug 30, 2014

Sexual Content: Sexual scenes and some nudity.

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jimg2000
Sep 12, 2014

Widowed Grandpa wooed Grandma with this poem:
I'd like to be a nest
if you were a little bird.
I'd like to be a scarf
if you were a neck and were cold.
If you were music, I'd be an ear.
If you were water, I'd be a glass.
If you were light, I'd be an eye.
If you were a foot, I'd be a sock.
If you were the sea, I'd be a beach.
And if you were still the sea,
I'd be a fish,
and I'd swim in you.
And if you were the sea,
I'd be salt.
And if I were salt,
you'd be lettuce,
an avocado or at least a fried
And if you were a fried egg,
I'd be a piece of bread.
And if I were a piece of bread,
you'd be butter or jam.
If you were jam,
I'd be the peach in the jam.
If I were a peach,
you'd be a tree.
And if you were a tree,
I'd be your sap...
and I'd course through
your arms like blood.
And if I were blood,
I'd live in your heart.

aaa5756 Jul 05, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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