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Sidewalls (2011)

Medianeras (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 26 October 2011 (USA)
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Martín and Mariana are slightly damaged people who live in buildings just opposite one another. While they often don't notice each other, separation might be the very thing that brings them together.

Director:

Gustavo Taretto

Writer:

Gustavo Taretto
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Drolas ... Martín
Miguel Dedovich Miguel Dedovich ... Psiquiatra
Pilar López de Ayala ... Mariana
Miguel Alvarez Miguel Alvarez ... Hombre atropellado
Alicia Mezza Alicia Mezza ... Mujer mayor
Lucas Issi Lucas Issi ... Taxista
Octavio Musaluppi Octavio Musaluppi ... Nene triciclo
Jorge Lanata ... Médico
Coqueta Coqueta ... Susú
Romina Paula Romina Paula ... Exnovia Martín
Alan Pauls Alan Pauls ... Exnovio Mariana
Inés Efron ... Ana
Adrián Navarro ... Lucas
Carla Peterson Carla Peterson ... Marcela
Rafael Ferro ... Rafa
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Storyline

Against the backdrop of modern urban alienation in bustling Buenos Aires, two perfect strangers who live across the street in their shoebox apartments--the agoraphobic web designer, Martín, and the disenchanted architect, Mariana--find themselves trapped in a sea of nearly three million inhabitants. To make matters worse, even though they live on the same street, swim in the same pool, and walk side by side, those two sensitive long-time loners have never met. But, somehow, the high and impenetrable wall that keeps them apart, may be the very thing that can bring them together. Will Mariana and Martín ever find out that they are, indeed, kindred spirits? Written by Nick Riganas

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Buenos Aires in times of virtual love. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Argentina | Spain | Germany

Language:

Spanish | French | English | Italian | German

Release Date:

26 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,304, 30 October 2011

Gross USA:

$2,377

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,008,116
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Martín: The Internet brings me closer to the world, but further from life.
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References The Man Without a Past (2002) See more »

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Ain't no mountain high enough
Written by Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford
Performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
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I liked it
30 May 2016 | by fyona-03838See all my reviews

The movie "Sidewalls" is very different from the movies I usually watch and to be completely honest I'm not sure if I liked it or not. I thought it portrayed real life very accurately; real like is sometimes slow and a bit dull. In real life you go through conflicts caused by others or sometimes the conflicts are within; depression, anxiety, insomnia, loneliness, etc, and I think "Sidewalls" showed that. I would prefer if the movie was in English, mainly because I focused on the dialogue and didn't see some of the detail that was put into a couple shots. However, I thought "Sidewalls" was filmed very well; I personally really like it in movies when there is a voice over with shots that complement what is being said and this movie did that multiple times. I really liked how the two main characters went to the same places, were connected in several ways (the chair, the crosswalk, etc), but they never met until the end of the movie. I think the director wanted this movie to accurately portray reality: mental health issues controlling certain people's lives, how the internet is ruining face to face communication, but can also bring people together, and how everyone, at one time in their life, will feel completely and utterly alone. I think this movie can be directed towards a wide variety; mainly teens-adults. I definitely don't think this movie is appropriate for children because of some of the content and I don't think most elders would like this movie, but besides that I think this movie is targeted to most ages. I think that "Sidewalls" was a movie; it did have some things you could learn from and say was "educationally", but I do think it is more for pleasure. Overall, I do think "Sidewalls" was a good movie; I would suggest it to a friend and may even watch it again myself.


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