GLORIA: A DIVORCED WOMAN IN HER 50’S BARES IT ALL
I can’t wait until you see this Chilean drama about Gloria with her Brazilian wax (played unflinchingly by Paulina Garcia) who goes dancing in a club where “older” people meet, and falls madly in love with Rodolfo, (Sergio Hernandez) recently divorced. Gloria is an empty-nester whose children have given her the nudge from the nest. I winced as her son texted while she was trying to have a conversation with him. I don’t want to put in a spoiler, but what until you see what she has to face with her daughter.
Rodolfo has left his wife and two grown daughters, none of whom work, but has his heart left them? Just count the phone calls he gets from them while he’s with Gloria and you be the judge. Whether this relationship works out or not (and I’m not telling) you also see the challenge of having to cope with someone else’s children.
This film shows the awkward fumbling and the electric passion that can exist between bodies of any age. And it gives women a model for living with dignity and brio.