'Two Times You'
(Melissa Barrera, Anahi Davila, Daniel Adissi, et al / DVD / NR / 2020 / Synergetic)
Overview: Tania and Daniela exchange husbands during a wedding just for fun, but a fatal accident will create new, strange relationships.
DVD Verdict: In 'Two Times You' (otherwise known as 'Dos Veces Tú'), two couples are out at an event. Daniela and Rodrigo (Melissa Barrera and Mariano Palacios) are ridiculously attractive thus Daniela's cousin, Tania (Anahi Davila), is worried that she's missing out, making her life feel more boring.
That said, she's married to Benny (Daniel Adissi), who has antediluvian views of the role of a wife in a marriage. The couples get pretty wasted, and the women decide to each go home with the other's husband.
The problem is one of the cars crashes, killing the partners of the people in the other vehicle. The surviving widow and widower must now try to navigate the mistrust and rumors in their community, the loss of their friend and lover, and the strange position concerning one another that they are put in.
Intriguing and compelling in equal measures, in truth 'Two Times You' really gets juicy after the car crash, but when it does start to get a head of steam, well, watch out everyone!
Paced and thought provoking for its entire running time of 95 mins, this Spanish language film is definitely a slow burn that's well worth the conclusion it brings forth, trust me.
Not to give anything away about which of the male and female die in the crash, or how the surviving two get on with being themselves - whether that be together or apart - but suffice to say that 'Two Times You' is a mysterious, haunting drama that has been built beautifully around a sultry foreign cinematic experience. This is a Widescreen Presentations (1.85:1) and enhanced for 16x9 TVs.