20 Centimeters Here's yet another self-consciously "Almodóvarian" confection, studded with small odes to the glory of self-creation. Marieta (the uniquely unbeautiful Mónica Cervera) is a narcoleptic pre-op… 20 Centimeters Here's yet another self-consciously "Almodóvarian" confection, studded with small odes to the glory of self-creation. Marieta (the uniquely unbeautiful Mónica Cervera) is a narcoleptic pre-op… 2006-10-27 Unrated PT113M Comedy Musical Monica Cervera Concha Galan Pablo Puyol TLA Entertainment
Movie Review

20 Centimeters (2006)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
SANS PEDRO There's an Almodóvarian feel to 20 Centimeters ' tale of a pre-op transsexual prostitute (Cervera, left), but something's missing
SANS PEDRO There's an Almodóvarian feel to 20 Centimeters' tale of a pre-op transsexual prostitute (Cervera, left), but something's missing
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: Oct 27, 2006; Rated: Unrated; Length: 113 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Musical; With: Monica Cervera; Distributor: TLA Entertainment

Here's yet another self-consciously ''Almodóvarian'' confection, studded with small odes to the glory of self-creation. Marieta (the uniquely unbeautiful Mónica Cervera) is a narcoleptic pre-op transsexual prostitute saving up for an operation to remove eight inches of unwanted manhood. In her blackouts, she lapses into lavish musical fantasies, à la Dancer in the Dark — though there's nothing ''von Trierian'' about these karaoke explosions. Nothing terribly essential either: Like everything about 20 Centimeters, they feel virtuoso, yet extraneous.

Originally posted Nov 01, 2006 Published in issue #906 Nov 10, 2006 Order article reprints
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