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A Silent Love

2004 1h 40m Romance List
94% Tomatometer 16 Reviews 38% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
Norman (Noël Burton) is a lonely university professor who teaches a class about silent film. He finds a wife through an Internet service and, after some strained interactions, his Mexican bride, Gladys (Vanessa Bauche), agrees to move in with him -- if her mother, Fernanda (Susana Salazar), is allowed to join them as well. Norman agrees, and the arrangement seems workable, until he begins spending more and more time with Fernanda. Eventually, an unexpected love triangle develops. Read More Read Less

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Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Puts an unusual spin on some of the clichés of the romantic comedy. Rated: 3/5 Dec 12, 2004 Full Review Los Angeles Times Its charms sneak up on you because of the nuanced performances of Burton, Bauche and particularly Salazar as their characters discover that what people think they want and what ultimately makes them happy aren't necessarily the same thing. Rated: 3.5/5 Nov 18, 2004 Full Review Scott Foundas Variety They're vibrant individuals with minds of their own, which is another way of saying that they only occasionally obey the dictates of Hollywood romantic-comedy convention. Nov 17, 2004 Full Review John Esther Pasadena Weekly An unimposing film of many a film festival, Federico Hidalgo’s “A Silent Love” is a decent film full of true human emotions Nov 22, 2004 Full Review Maitland McDonagh TV Guide Robles and Hidalgo ring enough changes on a stock situation that you're never sure where it's going, and that alone is no mean achievement in a genre as formulaic and enervated as romantic comedy. Rated: 2.5/5 Oct 29, 2004 Full Review Kent Turner Film-Forward.com Performed with subtlety and offering no pat resolutions Rated: 3/5 Oct 29, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Between a 6/10 and 7/10, Director Federico Hidalgo moves the film at a thoughtful pace and refuses to impose a tidy prefabricated conclusion on his story of marriage and misunderstanding. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member interesting idea, but the movie always feels unintentionally vacuous. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Norman (Noël Burton) is a lonely university professor who teaches a class about silent film. He finds a wife through an Internet service and, after some strained interactions, his Mexican bride, Gladys (Vanessa Bauche), agrees to move in with him -- if her mother, Fernanda (Susana Salazar), is allowed to join them as well. Norman agrees, and the arrangement seems workable, until he begins spending more and more time with Fernanda. Eventually, an unexpected love triangle develops.
Director
Federico Hidalgo
Producer
Pascal Maeder
Screenwriter
Federico Hidalgo, Paulina Robles
Production Co
Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Genre
Romance
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Feb 14, 2006
Runtime
1h 40m
Sound Mix
Surround