“I used to be a romantic hero,” Julián (Ricardo Darín)
It is rare to say a film about looming death is a lovely experience. TRUMAN joins MY LIFE WITHOUT ME as a moving exercise in a house being put in order. Here, instead of ticking off romantic/personal goals, the dying focus has a friend calm an anxious man. Humour and charisma make time in their company a pleasure. As one watches, admiration cannot but be felt as the tones mix dextrously. On top of the agile script by Tomàs Aragay and Cesc Gay (the latter also directs), the material wows thanks to judicious performances.
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