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Romantic comedy by Argentinean-born director Marco Berger. When Bruno (Manuel Vignau) is left by his girlfriend for another man, Pablo (Lucas Ferraro), Bruno befriends Pablo with the less-than-noble intention of splitting the couple up, perhaps by introducing Pablo to another woman. But along the way, the possibility of a 'Plan B' arises. It may be a more effective way for Bruno to get his revenge - but it is also one that will throw his own sexuality into question and take him into the hitherto unexplored realms of his own secret desires.

Starring:
Carolina Stegmayer, Ana Lucia Antony
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 46 minutes
Starring Carolina Stegmayer, Ana Lucia Antony, Mercedes Quinteros, Manuel Vignau, Lucas Ferraro, Damián Canduci, Ariel Nuñez Di Croce, Antonia De Michelis
Director Marco Berger
Genres Drama
Studio NETWORK RELEASING
Rental release 13 September 2010
Main languages Spanish
Subtitles English

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Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Don Duncan on 19 Jan 2011
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A gay love story between two straight men. This alone should be enough to make the movie worthwhile, however the film is very nicely done and quite watchable.

I was ill while I watched the movie which made it perfect because it's not fast moving yet never loses interest for a moment. I watched it again when I was healthy and still a fascinating movie.

As far as the plot goes, Bruno, a slightly immature atypical guy, wants his girlfriend back. She sleeps with him although she has a very handsome boyfriend, Pablo. "Ah, ha! Get rid of the competition and she's mine again", Bruno surmises. At a party Bruno runs into and befriends Pablo. Bruno's eyes widen with excitement, "What if?"

Bruno begins flirting with Pablo,who hesitatingly but willingly takes the bait and a friendship begins between the two. Their friendship slow burns to hint the flirting may become more than just friendly. A love story that starts out as two friends, one with alterior motives, is both fun and intriguing to watch. You feel yourself rooting for a happy ending.

And the ultimate question: How far can romance go between two heterosexual men?

Watch and find out, I think you'll be pleased. Although a low budget film, I never felt it to be anything less than a great and very watchable film. A great example of small budget not meaning "small movie".

I found the characters to be well rounded and believable, and really great fun to watch. A few tears and several laughs.

*I upgraded it to 5-star, it's a great movie I watch over and over again.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rob on 26 Jan 2011
Format: DVD
This intriguing and beautiful movie is the story of how two male lovers of the same woman fall in love with each other! The plot might sound bizarre but this Argentinan film is so well made and acted that it becomes not only plausible but engrossing and highly satisfying. The deliberate slow pace and lingering shots of seemingly inanimate objects like buildings helps to build a very heady sensual atmosphere as repressed feelings and confusion overwhelm the two men. The DVD also has some great extras, including a stunning short film with the same actors, equally moving and thought-provoking, as well as interviews with the Director and stars. Highly recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. W. Marshall on 10 Jan 2011
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This is nothing short of one of the best paced/best directed and best acted movie I've ever seen that touches upon homosexuality but focuses on love...

Truly superb with a striking short made by the director as one of the extras.

Brilliant.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Room For A View VINE VOICE on 29 Dec 2010
Format: DVD
Laura is dating Pablo having dumped Bruno. Or has she? She still sees Bruno and he wants her back. Or does he? Bruno's Plan B will sort it out. But will it?
A charming, meticulously paced screenplay which secretively mixes intrigue and love amongst the concrete high-rises of a noisy Argentine suburb. The aurora of love is beautifully conveyed by the actors, particularly Vignau (Bruno) and Ferraro (Pablo), who emit a charged iridescence to the sexual tension emerging from a burgeoning clandestine friendship. The two male leads are the film and Laura plays a bit part happily unaware of the evolving love story and much of the film's tension and pleasure is conveyed by the actors in wonderful moments of silent introspection. The film has a fantastic ending involving a photo. For me this film ranks as one of the best films of 2010. I'm amazed it has received so little attention.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sula on 4 May 2014
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Seen the movie on youtube first and bought the DVD out of respect for the people involved in the "Plan B" - project.
Just loved the slowly developing love story, so nicely played out by the two main leads. Really touched my heart, and I am a straight (old) girl.
Too bad that I do not understand the original text (spanish); as one of the reviewer mentioned, there is a lot of emotion lost in the translation.
Hope to see more of Marco Berger! Will keep an eye on his projects.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By schumann_bg TOP 100 REVIEWER on 23 May 2012
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The best thing about this film is the way it explores the unspoken gay potential in some straight men's friendships, but at the same time it seems to suggest that this feeling can only really exist in sublimated form. You never really feel that the two men desire each other physically, beyond a vague curiosity, even if psychologically there is something that pushes in that direction. I'm sure that if they were really interested in having sex it would have been more apparent to them, especially as they were not sexually inhibited generally. I also found the central deception unsympathetic and not very convincing, even though the character turns out to be perfectly likeable. Has anyone ever done this in real life? I doubt it ... This gave the whole thing the air of a theory being toyed with. And Bruno's continuing sexual relationship with his ex-girlfriend only served to point up the sense of absurdity, because clearly he is a very free-and-easy sort of guy. I didn't get all that much from this - however the two boys do look very erotic in some scenes and are shot from great angles if you happen to like looking at men in their underwear, legs akimbo - the very thing one or two reviewers didn't like, in fact, but which certainly added texture in my view.
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