From age 16 to her recent 50th birthday, widowed and mousey but reasonably well-preserved Anita has been a movie theater ticket clerk in Barcelona. Her boss sends her on a surprise vacation and sells the business out from under her, leaving her mournfully unemployed. Shocked and uncertain what to do, she makes daily visits to the construction site where her theater used to stand, and eventually slips into an affair with a burly bulldozer operator named Antonio (who turns out to be married). Her youthful and chic neighbor Natalia eggs her on while a somewhat dazed Anita wonders what she's gotten herself into and where it may lead. This simple plot renders a surprisingly sweet and charming movie, riding solidly on the performance of veteran actress Sarda -- who looks a bit like a cross between Anais Nin and Joan Rivers. Her Anita starts out all nervous tics and self-doubt, and blossoms beautifully into a strong, autonomous woman in the space of the two-month plot.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus