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Released Jun 15, 2012 1h 45m Drama List
50% Tomatometer 16 Reviews 27% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
A real estate agent (Mathieu Demy) from Paris arrives in Los Angeles to settle his late mother's estate, but a found photograph sends him on an impromptu journey to Mexico to find a woman named Lola (Salma Hayek). Read More Read Less
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Critics Reviews

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Farran Smith Nehme New York Post While Hayek isn't bad, Lola is a stock character, and very little that transpires after her arrival recovers the interest so beautifully constructed in the beginning. Rated: 2.5/4 Jun 15, 2012 Full Review A.O. Scott New York Times It is wistful and nostalgic, and at the same time full of restless curiosity. Rated: 3.5/5 Jun 14, 2012 Full Review Mark Jenkins NPR The film's appeal has less to do with plot than mood. Demy balances his father's romanticism and his mother's naturalism, taking cues from both. Jun 14, 2012 Full Review Rita Cannon Battleship Pretension Compelling in places, and gorgeous-looking all the way through. But what starts as an absorbing meditation on one man's struggle with his personal heritage soon dissolves into something else, and the second thing is a lot less interesting. Mar 10, 2021 Full Review Nicholas Bell On the surface, Demy's debut isn't making any strong statements, but he's drawing from a rich history and has made a subtle and engaging film about trawling forgotten memories from one's past. Jul 25, 2019 Full Review JimmyO JoBlo's Movie Network ...if you can't get past the flaws, you could always rent it just to see Salma's exotic dance number. Rated: 6/10 Jun 24, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member What did RT see in this one? For me it was a poor script with holes all through it and deadpan acting with no really emotional truth... and the director did nothing to help it. The only reason this even got notice is because Geraldine Chaplin was in it and we got to see some pole dancing. Sorry to be so negative but this was a major disappointment. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review walter m At a critical point in his relationship with Claire(Chiara Mastroianni), Martin(Mathieu Demy, who also wrote and directed) gets the news that his estranged mother has died in Los Angeles where he now has to dispose of her personal effects and repatriate her remains back to France. He is met at the airport in Los Angeles by Linda(Geraldine Chaplin), his mother's caretaker/friend, who does not share her friend's fond opinion of Lola, a longtime friend of the family's. On the plus side, "Americano" is highly evocative and Matheiu Demy definitely knows his way around a movie camera, what with his eye for detail and the tracking shots. A particular highlight of which is the sequence involving the Doors' 'L.A. Woman.' And that's not to mention all the movie has to say on the subject of the unfairness of the United States' immigration policy. But just as much, Demy can be his own worst enemy sometimes, not just because of his off-putting screen presence. See, it appears that Martin might not be the only one suffering from a Madonna/whore complex at a point in the movie where once it gets to its destination it hardly knows what to do with itself next except possibly circle the drain. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Ni Salma Hayek la salva Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Odd movie. French director Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member A fair movie where moments of music and non-diagetic sounds interact quite nicely with film, but don't expect an epiphany. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member A filmmaker's document from the heart and with flaws, about art, borders, parents, childhood and freedom. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Movie Info

Synopsis A real estate agent (Mathieu Demy) from Paris arrives in Los Angeles to settle his late mother's estate, but a found photograph sends him on an impromptu journey to Mexico to find a woman named Lola (Salma Hayek).
Mathieu Demy
Mathieu Demy, Angeline Massoni
Mathieu Demy
Original Language
Canadian French
Release Date (Theaters)
Jun 15, 2012, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 29, 2013
1h 45m
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