Film Reviews, Short Review

Gloria (2013)

3.5/4

Sadly, we live in a world where openly talking about an older woman’s sexuality and desire onscreen is considered either taboo or joke-worthy amongst distributors and the money-men, meaning Gloria, a film about such a topic, immediately stands out from the crowd. However, even if Gloria was one film of many, it would still be more than notable. A character study about the eponymous character, a middle-aged single divorcee trying to navigate aging, loneliness, and romance, it hits a great variety of dramatic notes with ease and intelligence. Brought to life with a superbly open, varied and endearing performance by Paulina Garcia, Gloria the woman makes mistakes, such as continuing to date a fellow divorcee who clearly still has ongoing issues with his ex-wife, but Gloria the film makes very few.

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