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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)
Score distribution:
  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. 80
    This film by Julio Medem has dreamlike visuals, lush sensuality, a gorgeous cast, and a plot built on elaborate, self-conscious coincidences.
  3. Elegant and sometimes inscrutable.
  4. With the story's vivid and passionate women and the power of emotional healing (not to mention the intense eroticism of his hothouse romance), gives Sex and Lucia a dynamic, vigorous life.
  5. 70
    A slickly made, intense and powerfully visual take on time-honored problems such as identity and the body's power over the mind.
  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