I always stick one of these not so direct recommendations but that I totally loved from a fellow blogger’s write-up. This time, it was a review (of sorts) for The Sex of the Angels by Simon at Simon Says..Watch This! I’m always on the lookout for good steamy romance, plus its foreign. I like those once in a while and usually they turn out soft porn and cheesy more than good. Refer to my 3(some) reviews HERE that I’ve done once before and compiling a second one very soon! The Sex of the Angels had me completely intrigued and eventually I found time earlier to watch it!
Before we move along to my review, Simon is a fantastic blogger. He has very awesome reviews and his blog is extremely entertaining. You can find lots of stuff on TV, movies, trailers, rom-com list, etc. He’s a great guy so you should drop by and check it out if you haven’t already! 🙂
Now for the little synopsis and review!
Director: Xavier Villaverde
Cast: Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Alvaro Cervantes, Llorenc Gonzalez, Sonia Mendez, Julieta Marocco
Carla (Astrid Berges-Frisbey) and Bruno (Llorenc Gonzalez) are in an established relationship with each other. One day, as Bruno was on his way home to meet with Carla and her parents, he gets mugged while watching a street dance performance. Luckily, one of the dancers, Rai (Alvaro Cervantes) comes to the rescue. Rai enters into Bruno and Carla’s lives and relationship causing them to rethink their desires and what they want in their lives.
I’m going into a lot of these movies (recommended or not) pretty much blind. I didn’t know what to expect from this one. Netflix calls this one Angels of Sex which is a bit different from The Sex of the Angels and makes it sound so…not good. However, The Sex of the Angels is awesome because these characters, Bruno, Carla, and Rai are all very human and very real. I could connect to them and everything. The story is maybe not very much a conventional love story but its filled with passion and desire. The sex scenes are not trashy but pretty enticing and erotic. You do have to keep an open mind for this one though, it will tread on some boundaries that maybe some people won’t be too into watching. Still, I loved it a lot!
Actually, some of you may know the actress that plays Carla from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as the mermaid. I looked at her and all I got was that she looked familiar but you know, that movie was pretty forgettable to me. This movie is in a completely different league. The character Carla had a whole dilemma to go through and choices to make. She was one of the nice characters because she was willing to do anything to keep her relationship alive and she kept herself open-minded. You could feel her being desperate, confused and sweet throughout the whole movie.
On the other hand, Bruno was not so much my favorite character but I believe his character was laid out to have the development of not really liking him because he was somewhat self-centered and bordering selfish but turns around to be something more.
While Rai is something in between, he has his issues and has to face getting over some of it. As much as it seems like he was somewhat messing around with others relationships, I never really hated him because his character showed the most genuine emotions and intentions.
The Sex of the Angels had a unique story, amazing characters and wrapped it all up with some fun music to keep the movie going on a pretty romantic, erotic and sensual journey through their relationships. Plus, it has one of the best endings EVER! I totally recommend it but like I said, keep an open mind. You do that, I promise you a really enjoyable time! I know because I went back and watched it a second time. A huge thanks to Simon for writing up on this movie and bringing it to my attention. Thats the beauty of blogging! 🙂
Have you seen The Sex of the Angels?