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  • Summary: Lucia is a young waitress in Madrid. After the loss of her long-time boyfriend, a writer, she seeks refuge on a quiet, secluded Mediterranean island, where she begins to discover the dark corners of her past relationship. (Palm Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. 100
    Medem's astonishing, magical-realist love story Sex and Lucía is easily the best Spanish film since "All About My Mother." But such a statement actually undersells the beauty of what Medem has created, which in many ways rather defies description.
  2. It's still pretty darn good, despite its smarty-pants aura.
  3. 80
    Fans of convoluted narrative in the manner of Christopher Nolan and David Lynch are likely to be intrigued, although Medem has a far stronger streak of sentiment.
  4. The movie is a journey into a land of wonders beneath the surface of consciousness -- but it's also a sexual ride of unabated heat. You may be confused by Sex and Lucia, but you won't be unmoved.
  5. Medem is one of the few directors who understands sensuality and knows how to make it happen on screen. Sex and Lucia specializes in pleasant eroticism, using nudity, Koko de la Rica's dreamy cinematography and Alberto Iglesias' Goya-winning score to create episodes of voluptuous lovemaking.
  6. If you're starved for on-screen nudity and sex garnished with art-film trappings -- The price you'll pay is putting up with the director's relentless Euro-pretension, manifested in a tediously contrived plot crammed with absurd coincidences, clunky symbolism and soap-operatic melodrama.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. F.Valeron
    Mar 31, 2006
    Lucia y el Sexo is quite possibly one of the greatest films we're all ever going to get to see. It's so rare for a film to Lucia y el Sexo is quite possibly one of the greatest films we're all ever going to get to see. It's so rare for a film to magically engage every sense simultaneously, and, it seems to me, the films that manage this are increasingly coming from Spain and South America. This one is a masterpiece. Expand
  2. susangrinker
    Feb 28, 2007
    Was one of the top 10 audience favorites at the Seattle Film festival. I liked it so much that I saw it all three times it played!!!

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