Serpientes y escaleras (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

Serpientes y escaleras (1993)





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This soapy Mexican melodrama chronicles two young women and their long-term friendship. The story is set in the city of Guanajuato after the revolution. The friends, Rebeca and Valentina have known each other since they were children. Rebeca and her mother are thrown out of their home after her father dies. It is then that Rebeca learns that she was born out of wedlock. Valentina's father Gregorio offers to help Rebeca reclaim her house. He is a gubernatorial candidate and knows much about politicking. Unfortunately, Gregorio is also a womanizer. Rebeca falls for his seduction and winds up pregnant. He eventually has to face up to his moral and political corruption. He must also confront his conflicting feelings about love and betrayal.


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This ambitious second feature by Mexican helmer Busi Cortes concerns such explosive themes... yet it meanders through a muddled soap opera plot that eventually leaves viewers indifferent to the plight of its characters.

June 10, 2019 | Full Review…
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