Language Lessons

7.11 h 31 min2021NR
When Adam's (Mark Duplass) husband surprises him with weekly online Spanish lessons, he's unsure about where or how this new element will fit into his already structured life. But when tragedy strikes, his Spanish teacher, Cariño (Natalie Morales), becomes a lifeline he didn’t know he needed.
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180 global ratings

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Robert HayesReviewed in the United States on November 30, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of 2021's best and most heartfelt
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Quite the hard-hitting drama that uses videoconferencing software in an effective way (compared to inane horror movies), and at times felt so human it hurt. Parts of this were like the Duplasses and Natalie Morales (who is so good in this) had an inside track into my psyche/history. And there was a good amount of humor to leaven what very quickly becomes serious subject matter, of importance to this particular moment in time for sure, but also eternally applicable. This is the story of how we get to know, care for, and love each other, regardless of circumstance. I just thought it was beautiful, and hope it gets recognized in some way.
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MT57Reviewed in the United States on November 25, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Short pleasant movie
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An arty movie about overcoming tragedy by reaching out to others and getting in touch with feelings, imaginatively told entirely through video chats on FaceTime or Zoom or something similar. Only two characters, a gay man and an Hispanic female, so DEI boxes checked. Very much like a theater workshop production, and much of the dialogue was probably improvised by the two actors. It has an arc, perhaps predictable, but it was a decent way to pass the time and I admire the skill of the actors and director to pull it off given the format constraint.
Allen R. LevyReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Clever and Good---But Not Poifect
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A very clever conceit---the story is told in computer screen conversation (Zoom, etc.) between a gay man in Oakland and a woman living in Costa Rica who is hired to help the guy improve his Spanish. Things happen to them, they become friends---or at least friendly---and then the movie takes an unfortunate turn into the Disease of the Week, and becomes a syrupy sugary mess. Sweeeeet! Not bad---keep some salty potato chips handy.
Lauren E.Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hidden gem and a must watch - grab the tissue!
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My best friend recommended this film so my husband I sat to watch it. He can’t sit still through these movies, but … He did not budge one bit! Not even a peep out of him! He and I were both glued to the characters, the passion, love, sorrow, happiness and laughter had us hypnotized. When the film came to an end we both got on our phones to share with our friends. It’s a must see!! I wish I could gift it to you.
Jon S. WesickReviewed in the United States on November 22, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Touching Movie
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Skype Spanish lessons turn into a two-person drama, which is the best form for human connection and emotional depth. There's great acting in both Spanish and English. However, about halfway through, the plot took a turn into the woman in trouble trope. Still, it's worth watching.
happy hikerReviewed in the United States on December 3, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie
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This movie was really well written and acted. I would love to watch more movies like this over crappy block busters with bad scripts that cost millions of dollars to make. One example is Wonder Woman 1984. If you love good, independent movies, this is for you.
Kevin DrewsReviewed in the United States on November 19, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Movie
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I hate subtitles, but I loved this movie. My problem with subtitles is that I can't read and watch at the same time, but the way this movie was made it was very easy. And it's not all subtitles. There is some english. Thoroghly enjoyed and highly recommend.
JenniferReviewed in the United States on November 30, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
enjoyable film
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enjoyed watching a unique friendship form over computer correspondence. felt like a different type of love (platonic) story, perfect for viewing in the time of a pandemic that has pushed connections that direction.
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