I Want You
Tengo ganas de ti (original title)
Release Date : 22 June 2012 (Spain)
Genre : Drama,Romance
Director: Fernando González Molina
Writers: Federico Moccia (book), Ramón Salazar
Stars: Mario Casas, María Valverde and Clara Lago
If the first movie was an awful “rebel without cause” movie, what can you do if the main character is no longer a rebel? This is a redemption film and, to be honest, that kind of stuff gives the chance to introduce a lot of dramatic and cry making content. But this film has a problem that shares with the first movie, and it’s that when the film tries to be serious is when it absolutely fails. Not the plot, neither the characters or the story itself have the capacity to make the spectator anything more than a laugh (you will find out yourself doing more than one face palm with some of the scenes of this movies).
The main character starred by Mario Casas is better in this film than in the first one. He has growed up and his personality is deeper. Mario isn’t a superb actor, but he has charisma and he tries his best in order to show different sensations and the result is better than I expected.
Continuing with the girls, Clara Lago, a Spanish revelation who can be seen in a lot of movies in this last years has a great chance to show her acting skills with her character, Gin, but, I’m sorry, she doesn’t make the cut. She isn’t convincing in the most dramatic scenes, and, this is my opinion, she isn’t as cute as some people is trying to convince us. Her character isn’t believable at all. The other female main character, Babi, starred by Spanish star Maria Valverde is just, OK, average, well done. Maria makes a plain performance, with the automatic pilot enabled, but she’s such a star that even without making an effort steals your attention.
In conclusion, this film is OK if you are only trying to watch a Barely entertaining film in which you can find a bit of romance, fight, friendship, adventure… but don’t expect anything more. I should recommend it to every Spanish teenager girl who love Mario Casas and still dream with the bad-ass guy that can be changed with their love.
I Want You Movie Trailer