Mondays in the Sun R

Mondays in the Sun
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item number:  XTX 02366D
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: October 21, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Making Of
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Audio Commentary: Fernando Leon de Aranoa - Director; Javier Barden - Star
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Story-to-Scene Comparisons

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh80%

Total Count: 69


User Ratings: 5,047
...A remarkable film....The best thing about this bittersweet story is how simply and delicately its scenes are presented...
USA Today
Jul 25, 2003
Rating: 4/5 -- Moving, often hilarious examination of masculine frustration with a sharply observed script and impressive performances from its cast. Full Review
May 26, 2005
...[The film] pulses with the star power of the extraordinary Javier Bardem...
Entertainment Weekly
Aug 15, 2003
Rating: B -- Full of sympathy for the worker's plight. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dec 29, 2003
[T]he film dishes out gallows humour alongside its mournful recital of despair.
Sight and Sound
Jun 1, 2005
[S]o deft at spotting moments of hope, humour and defiance among these declining characters that, far from being just a wallow in despair, it's also lean and uplifting.
Jun 1, 2005
Bottom feeder, out of work adventurers busying themselves with basically anything that will keep the terror of an abyss called the future at bay.
Long Island Press
Dec 31, 2003

Product Description:

A northern Spanish coastal town suffers from its own isolationism as shipyards close down, leaving the labor force scouring the streets for temp jobs with only their stubborn pride to show for it. Among the disillusioned is Santa (Javier Bardem), a cocksure, angry rebel who refuses to admit his own failures. Santa is the ring leader of a group of rapidly aging friends whose unemployed status causes them mounting grief. They drown their sorrows in an otherwise empty bar owned by Rico (Joaquin Climent), one of their coworkers from what now seems another life. While Santa tries to clumsily seduce women and pay for a lamp post he vandalized in anger, his companions battle serious alcoholism, loan denials, and marriage troubles, as they all face their own insignificance.

Javier Bardem perfectly embodies the defiant loser that is Santa. Letting himself go and carrying a hefty gut, Bardem manages to exude the false charm of a bitter sad sack who has remained a lady's man. Captured in gritty detail, director Fernando Leon de Aranoa offers a shattered image of the proud work force of northern Spain in a picture that won five Goya Awards, Spain's equivalent to the Oscars.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: JULY 2003 (NY/LA)
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 14,875
  • UPC: 031398102052
  • Shipping Weight: 0.24/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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