(DVD - 2014 - 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.
Title: Gloria
Publisher: Santa Monica, California:, Lionsgate,, [2014]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
laser optical,NTSC,rda
widescreen (2.35:1),24 fps,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
4 3/4 in.,rda
1 videodisc (approximately 109 minutes) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Special features: Behind-the-scenes musical montage: Gloria, Eres, Fiesta Golden Seniors.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Summary: 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.
Audience: MPAA rating R for sexual content, some graphic nudity, drug use and language.
Statement of Responsibility: una producción de Fabula, en asociación con Forastero, in coproducción con Nephilim Producciones, Muchas Gracias ; guion, Sebastian Lelio, Gonzalo Maza ; produccion, Juan De Dios Larrain, Pablo Larrain, Sebastian Lelio, Gonzalo Maza ; direccion, Sebastián Lelio
Credits: Costume designer, Loreto Vuskovic ; art director, Marcela Urivi ; director of photography, Benjamín Echazarreta ; editing, Soledad Salfate, Sebastian Lelio.
Performers: Paulina Garcia, Sergio Hernandez, Diego Fontecilla, Fabiola Zamora.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (16x9 ; 2.35:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital.
Other Language: Spanish dialogue, optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned in English.
Subject Headings: Man-woman relationships Drama. Single women Drama. Middle-aged women Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Dark comedy films.
Topical Term: Man-woman relationships
Single women
Middle-aged women
Publisher No: 45125
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2 score years after the Chilean military overthrow (with heavy foreign involvement) of their elected president comes a film on the new middle class of vacuous souls.
Gloria goes to "work" to make many personal phone calls; you never find out what her career really is but she can somehow maintain such a life style. The actress, Paulina Garcia, was awarded best actress from Berlin and other film festivals? Give me a break! All I can say is that her body ( below her neck) has aged quite well. It took infinite patience to suffer through the whole thing just to report (as "promised") to a Spanish-speaking librarian on how good the film is. The character Gloria is sick and so is the movie. The dialogues are really juvenile, pretentious and boring. ( I have to confess that I am Spanish-illiterate and can only follow the subtitle.) The writer/director (b. 1974 - ) just does not (yet) have the "stuff".
I'm beginning to cast doubt on A.O. Scott's movie reviews.

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Sep 12, 2014
  • sdelao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this film. The story, direction and acting are great.

“Are you always this happy?” Rodolfo asks Gloria, shortly after catching her eye. They are at a nightclub where middle-aged residents of Santiago, Chile, dance and flirt, and where Gloria, in her 50s and long divorced, occasionally goes to attract the attention of a silver-haired Romeo. Rodolfo, who has a kind, crumpled face and a winningly uncertain manner, makes Gloria laugh with this pickup line. No, she says, sometimes in the mornings she is sad, and in the afternoons, too. The great accomplishment of “Gloria,” the Chilean writer-director Sebastián Lelio’s astute, unpretentious and thrillingly humane new film, is that it acknowledges both sides of its heroine’s temperament without judgment or sentimentality. In a North American movie — a fizzy Hollywood comedy of empowerment or a glum indie kitchen-sink melodrama — a woman like Gloria would most likely invite either pity or condescending encouragement. But Gloria, played with dignity and gusto by Paulina García, is too complicated for such treatment. — A. O. Scott

Sep 11, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Ron@Ottawa said it all and well ... tough for a single grandma to find meaningful intimacy, and like to add that single old men are single for their own OLD reasons.

Sep 06, 2014
  • madison382 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The movie got off to a slow start, but it holds your interest. Suitable for an older audience.

Sep 02, 2014
  • neonkc rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.


Aug 30, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A lonely, divorced, middle-aged woman who had just become a grandmother, wanted to seek romance, sex and love by frequenting a dating gathering regularly. One day she met an interesting older gentleman, which brought about sex and romance again. This film from Chile is about the graving for companionship, love and sex for a very open-minded older woman, Gloria, which was well played by actress Paulina Garcia. However, the film also bored me with the unnecessary details of Gloria's daily life, including an extended shot of her waxing her legs. So the film is slow at places. I have to admire the potency of her 'senior citizen' lover, who was actually hiding a secret from her. A very interesting watch for me.

So much buildup for this ending?? Predictable. And Gloria behaves like an 18 year old. I don't say there should be no romance after a certain age, I just don't expect someone at the age to exhibit so little sense.

Jul 24, 2014
  • COURIER3 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.


so great so great for women as this happens to often we are really ok on our own to much crap with men

Jul 05, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This DVD movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. Very predictable but still entertaining.

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Aug 30, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Sexual scenes and some nudity.


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Sep 12, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jul 05, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

“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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