A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
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Positive Role Models
Bent on getting married at seemingly any cost, Ana foolishly steals a dress and risks her job and criminal charges to marry someone she shouldn't be marrying.
The action is set in Panama with a largely Panamanian cast.
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Violence & Scariness
Two women fight over a dress. A car runs over the dress. A woman tries to rip her expensive dress off another woman who has tried it on. Police chase a dress thief.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Algo Azul is a mild Panamanian romantic comedy (with English subtitles) about a woman so desperate to marry that she risks her job and criminal charges to steal a wedding dress. Two women fight over a dress. A car runs over the dress. A woman tries to rip her expensive dress off of another woman who has tried it on. Police chase a dress thief. The title means "Something Blue" in Spanish and refers to the superstitions about bridal needs at a wedding. Even the youngest viewers will question the plausibility of just about every twist this takes. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Algo Azul borders on unbearable. When a dressmaker realizes she has swapped wedding dresses on two customers, shouldn't the dressmaker who made the error straighten the problem out? Instead, one hysterical customer accosts the stranger walking off with her dress and chaos ensues. Not a good way to make friends and influence people. This idiocy sets off the movie's many other utterly implausible developments, and makes it more and more exasperating and less and less fun to watch. The lead character is prone to debilitating hysterics and overreactions to life's obstacles.
Other questions arise. Would a woman who wants her $20,000 wedding dress back really try to tear it off of someone else? The movie might have been near watchable if the tendency to make multiple terrible decisions was limited to only one character, but here all seem bent on acting against their own best interests. Does that create dramatic tension, or just audience frustration?
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