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Review of "A GUN IN EACH HAND"
By Jayne Waterford
Copyrighted © Jayne Waterford, 2013
First Published: 21st August 2013
REVIEW: "A GUN IN EACH HAND" by Jayne Waterford

Comedy for grown ups.

A well huumoured group of thrity soemthings living their lives together in Madrid gossip and reflect on each other's news as they head for an evening gathering. They gather as adults do, at different locations and ultimately at a party, each in posession of different sets of information about the others. Their energy is not that high but they live with each other.

They do seem to be obsessed with being either men or women. They all seem to be carving out a way of being that is, "normal." When one hits the final remark at the gather of men around a kitchen table there is a feeling of disquiet. Perhaps Cesc Gay struggles to find a point in this configuration of people and the way they treat each other.

Some meetings are very funny. It's very mature. 7/10

Copyrighted ©: Jayne Waterford, 2013.

Cesc Gay's
Spain's ALL-STAR comedy smash hit.
Release Date 4th July 2013
Category Comedy Drama
Running Time 95 minutes (1 hour, 35 minutes)
Rating M
Origin Spain
Awards WINNER Gaudi Awards 2013, Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor & Actress, OFFICIAL SELECTION Rome Film Festival 2012, Closing Night Film
Director Cesc Gay
Stars Ricardo Darín, Javier Cámara, Leonor Watling, Luis Tosar, Eduardo Noriega, Candela Peña, Leonardo Sbaraglia
Distributor Palace Films
Official Blurb "Featuring one of the most star-studded casts assembled in modern Spanish cinema, "A GUN IN EACH HAND" is a witty and scathingly hilarious portrait of forty-something manhood, and its shifting role in contemporary Barcelona.

Chance encounters between old friends, acquaintances, ex-spouses and potential lovers form an engrossing series of six intertwined tales of love, lost and found. Whether it’s Javier Camara’s character’s sorry efforts to win back his ex-wife, Eduardo Noriega’s misguided attempts to woo a co-worker, or Ricardo Darin’s confusion as to why his wife would be having an affair, each meeting starts off with men humbly attempting to secure what they want, and invariably winding up completely bewildered as the women in their lives mercilessly flip the situations around.

Trumpeting the truism that character is plot, this superbly accomplished battle-of-the-sexes comedy was a sleeper breakout success at the Spanish box office last December, and confirms writer/director Cesc Gay as one of the country’s brightest young talents." - Palace Films PR