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      Celia's Lives

      2006 1h 41m Mystery & Thriller Crime Drama List
      Reviews 33% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A detective (Luis Tosar) suspects that the husband of a suicidal woman (Najwa Nimri) is a rapist and murderer. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Su reparto cumple, su historia de suspenso es buena, pero se cuece a fuego lento, y ocasionalmente se vuelve confusa entre sus saltos de tiempo entre el pasado y presente. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Las Vidas de Celia is a Spanish movie, where on the same night the lead character, Celia, attempts to commit suicide by jumping in front of a train, a girl is murdered near the same general area. Great cast, very convincing emotions came through...though Jimena Ayala, who's become one of my favorite young Mexican actresses, was so underused...granted her role was the murdered girl. The film used a mixture of flashbacks and main story (which was simple enough: girl murdered, policeman tries to solve it based on interviews with the friends/family...with subplots) that ends up being a puzzle, where little bits are revealed about the characters, like an onion...and of course this little network of folks seem to all live double lives of some sort, it keeps you guessing as to who murdered the girl... ...the movie runs a little too long really, too many flashbacks thrown in there for really no reason other than to confuse us, red herrings thrown out and never get explained....and well after keeping the audience captive so long, the murderer is revealed and well...feels like a bit of a let down. Now I think the movie was dense and confusing enough that it's possible that a second viewing would help pick up on the real killer's identity and gain a better sense of satisfaction at the end, and probably some funky ideas being played around with subtly that can be missed with the busy-ness of the film's organization...and to the filmmakers credit, the film really is only set up as a murder mystery, but overall it's more about people being duped and cheated on...more about abuse and how the protagonists in the end manage to escape such relationships. Overall a very impressive take on the whole flashback idea of an ensemble cast, and there was something definitely being said by the script...but some editing could've been done, more focus and less red herrings. But it's a movie that grabs your need to pay attention, otherwise this will be a boring and senseless movie to the average viewer. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A detective (Luis Tosar) suspects that the husband of a suicidal woman (Najwa Nimri) is a rapist and murderer.
      Antonio Chavarrías
      Antonio Chavarrías
      Mystery & Thriller, Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      1h 41m