A big box office back in Spain , Mentiras y Gordas is a film great to look at but essentially one that doesn't give you anything to think about . The movie follows the lives of a dozen or so 20-somethings in the clubs and beds of some randon spanish metropolis .
It's biggest weakness is it's poorly written script . The young stars here are given nothing to work with . Their characters are shockingly one dimensional and situations and feelings are introduced to the viewer without ever been explained or examined ( Marina's new found sexual identity or Carlos' drug problem for example ) . A bit more time is given to us with Ana De Armas' Carola , a green-eyed beauty who clings to a man who can't stay faithful and with Yon Gonzales' Nico , a closeted young guy who is secretely in love with his best friend Toni ( Mario Casas ) . The direction often brings in mind a mtv vid or a perfume add . Then , there's the abrupt , overdramatic finale which simply feels fake and makes matter even worse . One of the initial translations of the tittle is " Lies And Fat Girls " and indeed there is one lady here called Paz ( Miriam Giovanelli ) who after gaining some extra weight , loses her boyfriend and her job . Eventually she hooks up with a clumsy law student who had a thing for her best friend since some time ago . Still , these two characters seem at odds with their oversexed , statuesqe costars and are here only for comic relief purposes . Disturbungly enough , they are the only two characters for whom the movie poster didn't have enough room for .
Leaving this film , i had two thoughts in my mind : one , i should have partyed more when i was in college and two , i should have chosen another movie to rent .