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Prisa en la Cabeza
Written by Nestor Melguizo Medina
Nestor Melguizo Medina c/o Hey Day Media Group
Performed by Sonido Vegetal
From the album "Arena"
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I watched "The Trotsky" for Jay Baruchel and I'm not disappointed - his acting is great. He's funny and smart at the same time and he can deliver these qualities in a pretty good way. This is a strong side of that movie but here's a weak one - the scenario is too flat and too overextended.
Idea is pretty simple, movie could be more hilarious and less pretentious but director lost that chance.
There isn't a lot of political stuff because story focused mostly on one guy, his behavior and way of thinking, which is very well-played by Jay Baruchel.
For me, as Russian, all that pseudo-Soviet stuff in the movie is okay however there's just a small bunch of real Soviet artifacts with no any meaning or explanation to watcher and I wonder if they can decode what all these songs or posters or what radio voiceovers mean.
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