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La Cucaracha 1998 123movies

La Cucaracha 1998 123movies

It's High Noon in HellMay. 14, 199897 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Walter has problems. He’s an American who’s recently moved to a small Mexican village where he wants to live and write, but he barely knows the language and has no money. He wants to write but has no idea how to do this and he has nothing in the US to go back to. He spends his nights in a broke down abandoned shed by the lake trying to write and he spends his days in a local tavern drinking local beer he can’t afford and receiving some food on the account of the barkeeper’s pity. He’s truly a lost man waiting for something to happen and save him. That’s when a shady man who writes epitaphs for the recently departed introduces himself. He wants Walter to do a job for him. A powerful local man committed a grave crime against his boss, a powerful shady local businessman, and he needs to die. Walter is offered 100 000 US dollars to be the triggerman. After some consideration, Walter accepts the offer, since they’ll kill him if he doesn’t, now that he knows their illegal plan. Besides, this money could allow him to finally ask the local girl he’s been secretly in love with, but never had the gall to introduce himself to, to elope with him. The assassination attempt ends in an unexpected way, and Walter gets shot in the back by his employers who never intended to let him live with his knowledge of the assassination. However, Walter survives. Now a cripple, he plans to take vengeance. He has finally found his true purpose in life. However, fate has one more cynical and ironic twist in store for him.
Plot: A desperate writer fights for survival when the Mexican mob involves him in murder.
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Film-making magic and artistry
There are plenty enough reviews that summarize the plot and give the synopsis of the story but they rarely ever tell you about the movie itself and why you might like to see it. So, if you want to know what the movie is about read the plot outline, read some of the other reviews or read the back of the DVD box. If you want to know why I think this movie is really good, read on.

One of the things I like best about La Cucaracha is that nothing is revealed too soon. Like an intricately folded napkin in a fancy restaurant, the characters slowly unfold their secrets allowing glances at their true selves and in so doing, completely undo their original appearance. It is not until the very end that you know who anyone really is. Eric Roberts gives one of the most engaging performances and plays one of the most likable characters I’ve seen from him. He gives subtle urgency a whole new meaning. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself leaning forward in your seat, your forehead furrowed as you listen to Walter coming clean with his true identity. You may even find yourself rethinking all those assumptions you’ve made about the people you’ve met in your past and the things you’ve done or have yet to do. The rest of the cast is spot on as well. Their characters are all dealing with the deep emotional impact and ramifactions of their own deeds and you feel their pain, you see it etched on their faces. Aspiring filmmakers can learn a lot from this one. The camera work and lighting are so precise that they work as unseen hands in helping the characters reveal themselves to us and each other. Audiences who just like watching a good movie with a good story and interesting characters will love it too. This movie shows the real magic and artistry of film-making.

James McManus wrote a really tight story with just enough humour to keep you from being drawn too deeply in the dark depression that is Walter’s life. Jack Perez has once again proven his ability to pull an enormous and beautiful rabbit out of a very small hat. For a real treat and one of the best commentary tracks ever made, buy or rent the DVD.

Review By: lea-1 Rating: 10 Date: 2004-10-17
Smart, funny, some slow spots, and a great Eric Roberts performance
If you have ever liked an Eric Roberts performance, this film is one you should make time for. It’s a very unconventional film, making surprising and funny revelations here, twisting what you are expecting to happen there, and gradually revealing itself to be one of the darkest comedies you are likely to see.

The story is pretty simple, disillusioned loner is mistaken for a criminal, hired to do a hit, and a series of unfortunate events occur which are not what you expect and comprise the film.

This is certainly not for everyone. It’s a variation on James M. Cain and if that’s got some appeal the film is right up your alley. I suppose I might roll my eyes if read that in a review and think, “oh not that again…”. Let me assure you, there’s several surprising points of departure this film takes from most which sets it apart and above.

A few scenes are over-written, there are flaws, but there are enough clever moments and Roberts’ brilliant performance overcomes all the bumps in the road.

If you don’t like Eric Roberts however, you’ll not like the film. He’s in nearly every shot.

This will quickly and deservedly develop a strong cult following.

Review By: Chris J. Rating: 8 Date: 2000-07-01

Other Information:

Original Title La Cucaracha
Release Date 1998-05-14
Release Year 1998

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min) (Australia)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director Jack Perez
Writer James McManus
Actors Eric Roberts, Joaquim de Almeida, Victor Rivers
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Original title La Cucaracha
TMDb Rating 4.4 4 votes

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