The unnecessary Mexican version of "As if it were the first time" starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in 2004.
"As if it was the first time" is a new Mexican romantic comedy that is based 100% on the 2004 film of the same name starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler , roles that in this new version are played by Ximena Romo and Vadhir Derbez , respectively. This is a girl, Lucy , who after an accident, lost her memory in the short term , so she lives and lives the same day over and over again while the people around her take care that she doesn't lose that routine, however, Diego knows her and falls in love with her, so he does everything possible to make her fall in love and make her remember him.
Where to start Yes, it is another Mexican romantic comedy , like those thousands that already exist and also, a completely unnecessary rehash of one of the most popular films in Adam Sandler's filmography . The movie is not terrible, because of course, it has the magic formula of Mexican romantic comedies that work on the billboard and that the Mexican public consumes without stopping, but technically speaking, it has many bad points against it.
To begin with, there is something that can immediately be identified by even the most ignorant in terms of cinema: the terrible sound editing . We understand that most of the tape was filmed outdoors, on the beach, in open places where sound cannot be controlled 100% by the production team, so the post-production edition becomes the " savior "However, in this film it is horrible , because many of the dialogues look so unnatural and artificial , that at certain points it is impossible not to pay more attention to the terrible sound than the plot.
The chemistry between the protagonist couple is non-existent , and it is impossible to deny the chemistry that Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore have , who thanks to that have made more films together, but between Ximena Romo and Vadhir Derbez is nil, and even becomes painful to see the interaction and the process of falling in love with his characters, it seems more false than the sound editing. Separately, both actors are nice, funny, have a certain charisma, but do not work as a couple in a romantic comedy where the public must believe that unconditional love .
Although the plot does not have many changes from the original, many of the characters suffer from not having a well-defined personality , which makes them totally flat and without joke, contrary to that spark that characterizes the original 2004 film , as each character in the history of Lucy and Henry it has its charm, but in this it seems that they are only of adornment and to say one that another click along the tape.
Wow, it's not such a terrible movie that you can't stand watching it, but it was completely unnecessary to do it, or at least they would have put a little more attention to detail, a different cast and a better sound and editing boss.
For a Sunday palomero in family is fine, it is funny and it will be like many other Mexican comedies more of the list: in the forgetfulness , without pain or glory .
" As if it were the first time" is available on all billboards in Mexican cinemas as of August 29 .