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sábado, 10 de diciembre de 2011

Conserje a su medida

Doug Ireland (interpretado por Michael J. Fox) trabaja como conserje en uno de los mejores hoteles de Nueva York. Desde su recepción consigue que a los clientes no les falte de nada e incluso se anticipa a algunos de sus caprichos. Sin embargo, sueña con construir su propio hotel de lujo a orillas del río Hudson. Tiene pensados todos los detalles y únicamente necesita un inversor. Cuando conoce a un hombre de negocios un tanto amoral, cree que puede convencerle para que invierta en su negocio pero, sin embargo, no puede evitar enamorarse de su novia.

Entretenida comedia de enredo muy bien protagonizada por Michael J. Fox (Regreso al futuro, Agárrame esos fantasmas). El director Barry Sonnenfeld (La familia Addams) le imprime un ritmo muy ágil.


Doug Ireland is the concierge of a ritzy hotel in New York. He does what he has to to satisfy the hotel's guests, by getting them what they need; like jewelry, candy mints, and theatre tickets. He also tries to keep the manager from terminating Milton, the bellhop, who was been working at the hotel for more than half a century, who likes to think that the spirit of the hotel's founder is still around. Doug wants to open his own hotel on Roosevelt Island. Now he has saved every cent he could to get an option on an old hotel. Now he has a matter of weeks to develop the hotel or else he will lose it. But to do it he needs at least 3 million dollars and his best chance to get it is Christian Hanover. While Hanover considers Doug's proposal, he asks him to "take care" of his girlfriend, Andy, a girl whom Doug has the hots for but is constantly turned down when he asks her out, cause she doesn't want to be two timing her boyfriend, Hanover. Now Hanover is married but says that "he will divorce his wife and marry her". Doug doesn't exactly believe him but thinks that his hotel is more important and Andy can make her own decisions. But the more Doug spends with Andy, Doug is starting to wonder what is important.
"Entretenida comedia de enredo" 
(Fernando Morales: Diario El País)

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Intérpretes: Fyvush Finkel, Michael J. Fox, Gabrielle Anwar, Donna Mitchell, Saverio Guerra, Paula Laurence, Dan Hedaya, Udo Kier
Guión: Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner
Música: Bruce Broughton
Fotografía: Oliver Wood
Título Original: For Love Of Money
Año: 1993
País: EE.UU.
Duración: 91 min.
Género: Comedia

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