Gloria

Gloria

DVD | Spanish
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A story about a middle aged woman who gets caught up in a passionate whirlwind romance with a retired naval officer, whom she meets at a dance club for singles. But when she discovers the truth of their relationship, she takes matters into her own hands and sets forth to change her life.
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD SPANISH GLORIA 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 109 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
widescreen (2.35:1),24 fps
laser optical,NTSC
video file,DVD video,Region 1

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strider643
Oct 02, 2019

Watch the director's American version Gloria Bell which is far superior to this dud.

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wordsmith888
Sep 02, 2019

I would call this a "B" movie, if that. After less than 10 minutes of watching, I was so bored. I thought that both the script and character development of Gloria were very weak. A waste of time, in my humble opinion.

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jonnybroom
Feb 13, 2019

I enjoyed this nuanced portrayal of an older woman looking for love in modern Chile. The AARP would call this a "movie for grown-ups." I was captivated by the quirkiness, the true-to-lifeness of the relationships, and found the title character delightful. PLUS: this film has just been remade, by the same director: called "Gloria Bell."

This seemed more like a 108 minute long "Gloria" Cigarette and Alcohol commercial, lol. Watching this film felt very much like you are left on the outside, watching Gloria just go through her day for very long scenes smoking one cigarette after another, and drinking. No real insight into her thoughts or emotions. There wasn't any real depth in the relationship with the man either, just a lot of sexual passion. The actress is really good though! Very mesmerizing!

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kpelish
Aug 23, 2017

Set in Chile, a hard-working, divorced middle-aged woman explores what makes her happy in her second half of life. She enjoys dancing and meets an older man. Her lover enjoys his power of financially supporting (read: enabling) his ex-wife and two grown daughters (all jobless), which costs him in ways he couldn’t imagine. Their relationship teaches her the value of the safety net of relationships that she’s built. Her son and daughter add emotional complexity to her life. The actress—Paulina Garcia—is marvelously expressive with undeniable charm, especially when armed with a paintball gun.
NOTE: In Spanish, with English subtitles.

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firefly5
Feb 23, 2017

Did not watch this movie because it has subtitles.

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mariho
Mar 13, 2016

Just reading the posting comment makes me think this movie's relevant. Viewers are judging this grandma, why is she so gullible and why is she so "open" and desperate to find love. She is no different then younger women who tries to find love and wanting to be love. Age doesn't change you.

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ceiligh
Feb 28, 2016

Enjoyable film.
Good characterization by older lead actress.
Can understand why movie won numerous film festival awards.

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JackamoJames
Jul 20, 2015

for all the hype it was just a simple " here's my life at this point" movie that had no insights, nothing different then anybody else goes through.
Truly if you watch this you are wasting your time and should be out doing something else

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0cho
May 04, 2015

Nothing great here. Don't really know what this movie was about. Leave it to the Chileans to take graphic sex scenes to a whole new level!!! Don't bother with this movie.

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kpelish
Aug 23, 2017

Other: Overuse of alcohol and marijuana is portrayed as normal.

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Ron@Ottawa
Aug 30, 2014

Sexual Content: Sexual scenes and some nudity.

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jimg2000
Sep 12, 2014

Widowed Grandpa wooed Grandma with this poem:
I'd like to be a nest
if you were a little bird.
I'd like to be a scarf
if you were a neck and were cold.
If you were music, I'd be an ear.
If you were water, I'd be a glass.
If you were light, I'd be an eye.
If you were a foot, I'd be a sock.
If you were the sea, I'd be a beach.
And if you were still the sea,
I'd be a fish,
and I'd swim in you.
And if you were the sea,
I'd be salt.
And if I were salt,
you'd be lettuce,
an avocado or at least a fried
And if you were a fried egg,
I'd be a piece of bread.
And if I were a piece of bread,
you'd be butter or jam.
If you were jam,
I'd be the peach in the jam.
If I were a peach,
you'd be a tree.
And if you were a tree,
I'd be your sap...
and I'd course through
your arms like blood.
And if I were blood,
I'd live in your heart.

aaa5756 Jul 05, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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