Javier Bardem plays a lovable actor turned phone-sex employee in this hard to dislike slapstick film from director Manuel Gómez Pereira. It’s a sexy, funny romp with a side of Bardem that you may not have seen before. There is an audition scene that is a hoot, but also a put-down of the American film industry.
Aitana Sanchez-Gijón, (A Walk in the Clouds) is the femme fatale that steals his heart. Her heart has been steeled so as not to be hurt again. But the Bardem character (Victor Ventura) is persistent. All’s well that ends well. Kiss kiss, hug, hug.