Sex and Lucia (2003) Despite its title, Julio Medem's tumescent drama is not a lighthearted art-house boinkalogue, but rather Spain's contribution to the Continent's boy-meets-girl-and-someone-goes-insane subgenre. The boy here…
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Sex and Lucia (2003)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Mar 25, 2003; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Drama, Romance; With: Elena Anaya, Javier Camara and Paz Vega; Distributor: Palm

Despite its title, Julio Medem's tumescent drama is not a lighthearted art-house boinkalogue, but rather Spain's contribution to the Continent's boy-meets-girl-and-someone-goes-insane subgenre. The boy here is Lorenzo (Ulloa), a tortured novelist whose sudden death sends his devastated girlfriend (Vega) to a mysterious Mediterranean island on a journey of discovery about herself and her doomed lover. Fortunately, the mangled, flashback-driven tale that follows is kept watchable by the incandescent Vega, who shimmers in a courageous, star-making performance.

Originally posted Apr 04, 2003 Published in issue #703 Apr 04, 2003 Order article reprints