El Pasado (2007)

If I were to write an outline of this movie, you would be shocked at the absurd downward spiral the plot takes. It is the epitome of bad telenovelas (Mexican soap operas).

We meet a younger couple at the end of their marriage, as they part ways. The man easily begins to see another woman, a model no less, and carries on with life. The scorned ex-wife becomes obsessive as the man progresses through a series of women. There is cocaine, depression, kidnapping, prison, and a beard to round out the tale.

Though the arc of the story is very bad, the acting is generally acceptable - putting it above your typical telenovela I suppose. The styles and location reminded me of Montreal a little.

Truth: Men and women deal with loss differently; if they reach their negative extremes, both are pretty ugly.

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