Gritty stories of loss and redemption collide on Christmas Eve in Los Angeles, where a shy mortician falls for a single-mom stripper, and a desperate ex-priest forges an unlikely bond with a transsexual prostitute.
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Criminally underrated. The performances may be over the top to some, but they worked for me. I was not bothered by its hyperlink style (read the Wikipedia article on hyperlink cinema). The performances are quite powerful, and the writing is very good.
Eva mendes começa a trabalhar num clube de strip p'ra poder pagar a conta do hospital do seu filho que está em coma. Entretanto aparece um padre suicida, um travesti que se prostitui p'ra ter dinheiro p'ra operaçoes plásticas, e um moço que trabalha numa morgue e faz espectaculos de marionetas nos tempos livres. Mas isto é tudo palha, à beira da cena em que a
Of course there are many films structured like this one, but this one steals too liberally from others (e.g., copying a scene almost verbatim from _Magnolia_, but with a twist!) This tries to deal with some serious (albeit conventional) topics--loss, despair, loneliness, regret, etc.--but provides such unconvincing characters that it is difficult to take seriously. Lisa Kudrow, however, is very good in this.