While there are still exchanges to be made, gift cards to be used and, of course, the small matter of New Year's Eve and Day, the holiday season is beginning to wind down. As much as I may gripe about it, Christmas usually turns out to be a lot of fun, and this year was no exception. It's time to kick back, though. After all the stress and rushing around of the last month or so, I think a few laughs are in order. This week, Trailer Park takes a look at some comedies due to hit theaters in the coming months.
Comedy doesn't always cross language barriers well, but the humor in this subtitled Spanish language film about sexual taboos in Barcelona in 1913 seems to have survived translation quite nicely. Set against the background of the works of Sigmund Freud, the trailer is liberally peppered with double entendrés like "premature evacuation," and "penetrating the subconscious." A woman named Alma (played by the enchanting Leonor Watling) enlists the aid of her brother-in-law Salvador to find her missing psychiatrist husband. The film has gotten scads of award nomination (check them out here), and looks like a nice change of pace from Hollywood-style comedy.