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  • Summary: With an "Almodovarian" twist and the flamboyance of "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," director Ramón Salazar's 20 Centimeters tells the story of Marieta (Mónica Cervera) a narcoleptic, transsexual who longs to get rid of 8 inches (20 centimeters) of equipment that separates her from being the glamorous woman she dreams to be. (TLA Releasing) Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. 75
    Monica Cervera's fearless performance as the homely Marieta, whose movie-made dreams of glamour will never come true, is mesmerizing.
  2. 70
    Showing a stylistic bravura and confidence rare among upcoming Spanish helmers, Ramon Salazar's campy 20 Centimeters is a self-regarding but vastly entertaining sophomore effort that fuses a wide range of influences -- Hollywood musicals, neo-realism and early-Almodovarian kitsch -- into a distinctive, giddy whole.
  3. 70
    A brash, vivacious concoction of dark comedy, light drama and musical performance.
  4. 60
    With a mug like hers Cervera must have realized this was her big chance to star in a musical, and she gives a dazzling performance.
  5. Here's yet another self-consciously ''Almodóvarian'' confection, studded with small odes to the glory of self-creation.
  6. 50
    The dance numbers grow tiresome after a while, and director/screenwriter Ramon Salazar throws in so many calculated oddities that it's impossible for anyone to become too attached to his characters.
  7. Reviewed by: Drew Tillman
    The musical numbers are dreadful and the jokes barely register, but more disappointing is how rote the exploration of the transgender dilemma is.

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