My Big Night

Álex de la Iglesia's film is an explosion of kitsch, an intensely formalized mixture of farce and tragedy.

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My Big Night

An audaciously inventive ensemble comedy brimming with showbiz satire, the latest from Spain's madcap maestro Álex de la Iglesia (Witching & Bitching).

It's only October, but the network's annual black-tie New Year's Eve spectacular has already been in production for a grueling week and a half, and setbacks continue to accumulate. A falling crane has just taken out an extra, and the show's hosts are at each other's throats. Over-sexed pop sensation Adán (Mario Casas) discovers two women have stolen his semen, while legendary divo Alphonso (Raphael) is stalked by an armed and unstable would-be songwriter (Jaime Ordóñez). Meanwhile, just outside the studio, riot police move in as demonstrators demand the arrest of the shows corrupt producer (Santiago Segura).
Genre
Comedy
Runtime
100
Language
Spanish
Director
Alex de la Iglesia
Cast
Raphael, Mario Casas, Blanca Suárez, Hugo Silva
FEATURED REVIEW
Jonathan Holland, Hollywood Reporter

“It’s all so absurd, you can all just do what you want,” the floor manager barks out at the multiple extras in My Big Night, and that’s exactly what director Alex de la Iglesia has done. The days of film makers pretending that fiction can outdo reality may be long gone, but this madcap comedy -- and ...

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