It is understandable to want to avoid the sticks that life throws at you. Parents understand this better than anyone, because they try at all costs to prevent their children from making disastrous decisions or end up making mistakes that they paid for at the time. we can finish ourselves developing defense mechanisms to avoid being harmedbelieving that we will be better prepared than the rest.
One of the latest Netflix releases is built on that feeling, a romantic comedy that is turning out to be a pleasant surprise at the beginning of the year. maybe one of the best that the platform has releasedgiven the low average level that they usually offer (we could save ‘How to get rid of your boss‘ or ‘Perhaps forever’). That surprise is also Spanish, and is entitled ‘It’s you‘.
Alauda Ruiz de Azúa directs this second film after the overwhelming success of ‘Cinco lobitos’ (he finished filming it shortly before this feature debut was released) which arrived directly on the platform at the beginning of March. With a script by Cristóbal Garrido and Adolfo Valor, two of the most solid scriptwriters in current Spanish comedy (his ‘I leave it when I want’ and ‘Kings of the Night’ are highly recommended) who face a story of romance and maturity with slight fantastic touches.
Álvaro Cervantes stars in the film, giving life to Javier, a literary editor highly committed to quality literature but with very little success. However, the most remarkable thing about his life is his gift to predict the future. Specifically, he sees all the moments that he is going to go through in a relationship pass by when he kisses a girl. That’s why he ends up breaking up with them just when the relationship is at its best, and that’s why he’s still single.
Everything changes when he kisses Lucía, Silvia Alonso’s character, with whom he sees a wonderful and happy future. She is the woman of her life, it is clear. But there is a big problem: is the girlfriend of his best friend, played by Gorka Otxoa. Javier will have to navigate this complicated situation while he tries to get the publishing house afloat and curious subjects like Susana Abaitua (with whom Cervantes has already starred in other Netflix rom-coms such as ‘Loco por ella’) come across her life.
This fantastic component is very light, but enough to give a different framework to the film, to which we have to go with a certain suspension of disbelief (it is almost essential to avoid asking you all the time how apartments and houses are allowed in the who live). But it is also using quite intelligently to represent a completely self-absorbed character who thinks he is dodging problems well but is constantly living on the defensive (and even stuck in a certain immaturity).
‘It’s you’: relationships and certainties
Cervantes carries out this protagonist and his journey very well, also using a charisma that shows that we can be facing one of the most interesting stars for the future in our country. The film, yes, does not neglect those around it, filling the characters of Alonso and Otxoa with life and interest, who are also great positive elements of ‘Eres tú’. salute them allows one to breathe well within the rigid parameters of the romantic comedywhich he manages to direct effectively (although it is better not to see it as “the second film by the director of ‘Five Wolves’, because they are quite different).
Not everything is perfectly drawn, such as the introduction of the literary world as an additional context (although the taunts to Arturo Pérez-Reverte are very appreciated) or the character of Abaitua, who is the one with the least autonomy and opportunity to shine due to how it is structured. the history. Still, it’s developed with a certain amount of intelligence and maturity, the lightness of its 95 minutes is splendidly measured, and it’s quite a comfortable experience. Enough for be above the platform average and to dismantle the prejudices that many may have of her for being the gender that she is and also Spanish.
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