Sunday, January 02, 2005

Do you Spanglish?

Spanglish is the latest Adam Sandler vehicle. He plays a successful chef, with a bored wife (Tea Leoni), and a couple of kids, hires a Mexican woman (Paz Vega) as domestic help, she speaks no english. The first hour and a half of this film is great, the character development is good. There are no subtitles when Flor speaks, which helps the audience experience the language barrier, and the story is interesting. The last 45 minutes limp along, well meaning, but heavy and dragged out. The acting is wonderful (Sandler, Vega, Steele and Leachman shine), the concept is fine, but I feel like the director got bored before the movie was over.

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