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  • Summary: A story of a first, bittersweet encounter between a father and his young adult son, Lost Embrace conjures up an ensemble of engaging characters who pursue their humble dreams with gentle humor, irresistible passion and an infectious generosity of spirit. (New Yorker Films)
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
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  1. Reviewed by: David Gilmour
    Here's a gorgeous little film.
  2. It's a film of unexpected, almost indescribable off-center charm that deepens as it goes on.
  3. This is a small movie about a small world, but its modesty is part of what makes it durable and satisfying.
  4. 75
    In Spanish, the title of the film, El abrazo partido, translates into ''a broken embrace,'' a more fitting description of Ariel's feelings for his father.
  5. 70
    A general lack of drama, a low-budget documentary feel and an ultraslim storyline are more than compensated for by a sterling script and performances.
  6. 70
    At its best, Lost Embrace conveys, with real warmth, the hopelessly intertwined pasts and shared futures of a community of outsiders and immigrants. At worst, it's a sitcom without a laugh track.
  7. 50
    Despite an absurdly melodramatic premise, Lost Embrace is an essentially plotless series of riffs and jokes. It's 20 minutes too long--forgivable in view of Burman's affection for his material.

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