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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 9 September 2015
This is a 2011 farcical light comedy set in a male dominated remote Central American village. When all the men are taken away by revolutionaries the ‘helpless’ women are forced to fend for themselves and with only their Priest and a young boy remaining, they soon seek out the manipulative priests sinful guidance. Elsewhere, the priests diary falls into the hands of reporter Gordon [Christian Slater], who thinks he’s found Shangri la and can’t wait to get there. But will the women create their utopia or will they simply become like their menfolk, and what happens if the men return or Gordon reaches them, and will he get the reception he’s dreaming of?
This is a twist on the old ‘battle of the sexes’ movies and avoids the majority of clichés but ends up having numerous flaws. With a church and brothel [of 12 girls out of a 70 strong village] and the women being all between 20-40 , with no children or elderly, realism isn’t a priority of this film. It’s more about self discovery and is partly reminiscent of Orwell’ ‘Animal farm’. This could easily turned into a sexploitation movie but the relationships are hinted, rather than shown, and instead it becomes a low key lesbian romance as Rosalba [Eva Longoria] struggles with her feelings and her attempts to bring order to the village.
This isn’t the rom-com the cover or blurb hints at so many may be upset and without swearing or nudity, it will disappoint others. It’s a humorous film but the script seems rather dated [more like an 80’s movie] and is unsure which direction to take as a 15, featuring very adult themes from the start but turning more Sunday Matinee and sit-com as it progresses. Could easily have been a great 12 rating with more thought, or a funny 18 rating. Still enjoyable and just scrapes a deserving **** as I was never bored.
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on 31 July 2014
Enjoyable little comedy about what happens when all the men (except the priest) are taken from a small town to fight in a civil war and their women are left to fend for themselves. Which they do, even finding an answer to what to do about sex. The idea that they would all seek sexual relief in each other is implausible, but is handled well with most of the relationships more hinted at than visually shown.
In fact the DVD cover is misleading, as the film ends up being a gentle lesbian romance between Eva Longoria and one of the women. Christian Slater only appears in shots as a journalist covering the civil war, though one of the best scenes is when, having heard of the town of women without men, he goes there and strips off his kit in front of them only to find they are not interested.
If i did find a flaw it was in that all the women were of a certain age and attractive. Where were the children or elderly women who would have presented arguments against what was happening. But then that was not what the film was about, being an entertaining story of women taking the chance to be totally independent of men.
Great fun and I'm glad i bought this film without knowing much about it at the time.
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on 15 February 2016
This film had a good cast who did their best, but calling the script 2 dimensional would be generous. I actually like cheesy and predictable films, but this was just bad. If you asked a 5 year old to write the script for this movie, they literally couldn't do a worse job, and would probably do a better one. I can't believe I wasted an hour and a half of my time.
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on 10 September 2014
Absolutely awful. After seeing the cover of the DVD you think its going to be a rom-com. Its not! Christian Slater isn't even in the film - I have never watched a film on fast forward before but I had to with this. I'm a big Christian Slater fan but this is really bad - avoid!
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on 2 April 2016
This film was a great little comedy!
the idea of "what would happen if women had no men to rely on" ..
Although it was clichéd for the most of it, it really did teach a valuable and simple lesson.
honestly there were multiple lessons ~
If people can't take obvious cliches then they shouldn't watch it, because i can imagine they would not rate it fairly becuase they can't look past an intentional character/plot/athstetic etc

Honestly the cover doesn't represent the film as it should, watch it with an open mind ^_^
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on 26 January 2016
i really really wanted to like this film, but it was so cliche from the always wearing black lesbian to the town prostitute. this film feels like is should have been made in 1960's. The part that really disappointed me was that the assumption that with out men means with women. Yes love could have blossomed between two women like in every other rom com but the way it was done was out of a sexual need/ men withdrawal symptom.

there were some good moments but not enough to make me a) recommend this movie b) watch this movie ever again
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on 27 December 2014
Silly, regressive and redundant... can't believe this was made in 2011! Yikes. The talent could have been put to so much better use.
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on 21 August 2015
Just awful in every way possible, I hardly ever dislike a film but there is nothing to like here .
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on 23 July 2015
Boring, no story line, and silly! Waste of my time.
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on 26 November 2014
This film was not very good. I really wanted to like it and was attracted to watching it as it starred Eva Longoria but was sadly dissapointed. I found the plot a bit too silly, and nothing really happened in it. Shame really.
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