Told through the eyes of a precocious boy who lives with his grandmother in turbulent 1969 Argentina. Estranged from his eccentric parents, young Valentin yearns for a real family and dreams about being an astronaut. He befriends a recluse neighbor, forms an unlikely friendship with one of his father's many ex-girlfriends and sets out to discover the harsh realities about his parents, all the while bringing joy and wisdom into the lives of the adults around him..
- Argentina's submisssion for 2004 foreign language Oscar
5 member reviews/ratings for this MovieAverage Rating: (7.40 / 10)
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Way too sappy. And sap isn't bad every now and then.My Movie Rating: 4 / 10
Lovely performance by Rodrigo Noya but the script is too wordy which mars the enjoyment of the film particularly for those watching subtitled versions.My Movie Rating: 7 / 10
Full of quotable lines from the cute and shrewd title character. For once, I would have liked an english audio version. There was nonstop text on the screen throughout. I had to backtrack if I wanted to catch action or facial expressions. Still a warm and insightful movie though.My Movie Rating: 8 / 10
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