Directed by Vicente Villanueva
Starring Paco Leon, Rossy de Palma, Alexandra Jimenez, Oscar Martínez
The reality of these days where we are to be careful about going to places with crowds and the fact that the movies being released this past few weeks really have not encouraged me to go to a theatre. So I decided to branch out a bit and look for a different kind of film, so I decided to look for Latin films. I have not seen that many, but the ones I have seen I have enjoyed. I found this film Toc Toc on Netflix and decided to give it a shot.
The film is about a group of people going to see a doctor and is given the same appointment time and the doctor is late because his flight got delayed. The characters are suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. Emilio is a taxi driver that needs to calculate everything, Federico swears uncontrollably, Blanca is obsessed with germs and needs to wash her hands constantly, Lili repeats everything twice, Ana María is constantly checking things like her keys or if she forgot to close the door and Otto who can’t walk through floors with lines. As they wait for the doctor the group hets to know each other and tries to help each other out.
My thoughts on the film are mixed but I think it has to do more with expectations. I thought it was a pure comedy, and it had its moments, but I think the film is more drama/comedy which in the end was fine. I don’t know under what category the film is under, but for me, it felt like a drama movie with comedy bits. I think the movie did a good job of not really making fun of the disorder, the comedy lied in how they reacted to each other and to the reality of what they faced every day. I liked the story a lot and it was interesting to see as the group is forced to wait together for the doctor.
I am a big fan of Paco León, I loved his performance as Luisma in the show Aida. He always manages to make me laugh and he was very good in the film. I don’t know the rest of the cast or other work they might have done, but they were all really good in the film.
I can’t say that it is a must-see film, but if you were like me yesterday looking for a movie to see, this is not a bad choice.