Juan Vera’s smart, funny and hugely entertaining romantic comedy hit features two of Spanish-language cinema’s most beloved stars, the superb Ricardo Darín and Mercedes Morán.

El amor menos pensado
Director: Juan Vera
Cast: Ricardo Darín, Mercedes Morán
Duration: 125 mins
Country of Origin: Argentina

MSex scenes and coarse language

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An unexpected Love

“A film that proves that rom-coms for grown-ups exist. Comedies like this are rare – for the wisdom packed into the observation. It’s sophisticated, born out of experience. That was once the definition of great filmed comedy, but that hasn’t been the case since about 1942, when screwball comedy began to wane. Hollywood largely abandoned the depiction of real human relationships for unreal clashes between titans and monsters. But comedy with interesting characters never gets old.”

“Terrific! Fascinating, clever and intelligent. Apart from being beautifully mounted visually, it’s also flawlessly acted.”
Lynden Barber, LIMELIGHT

“Entertainment grounded by emotional intelligence. This is a rom-com for grown-ups. A film about love, desire and domesticity – all of which represent significant challenges to a long-time married couple. It’s rare to see the empty nesters’ predicament observed with such attentiveness. Darín and Morán play their parts exceptionally well – their characters are smart, funny and aware.”

“Superb! A sensitive, soul searching look at truth. The chemistry between the two leads is pure magic.”
Renee Dallow, CITY HUB

“Fun and captivating! A bold and reflective study on romance.”
María Fernanda Mugica, LA NACIÓN

“Darín and Morán are perfect, sharing fabulous chemistry. A beautiful film of noble sentiment… bound for a long, successful life.”
Diego Batlle, OTHER CINEMA


Juan Vera’s smart, funny and hugely entertaining romantic comedy hit
AN UNEXPECTED LOVE features two of Latin cinema’s most beloved stars, the superb Ricardo Darín and Mercedes Morán, as a long-married couple who are led to question the true meaning of love and desire after becoming empty nesters.

When Ana (Morán, Neruda, The Motorcycle Diaries) and Marco (Darín, Truman, Wild Tales) arrive at the airport to farewell their son Luciano, who is leaving his Argentine homeland to study abroad, they are filled with certainty that they’ve done well as parents. However his departure leaves a significant hole in their everyday lives, and after more than twenty years of marriage, both reluctantly come to admit that their feelings for each other have shifted. So as if it were one last project together, Ana and Marco decide to ‘consciously uncouple’, and begin to explore the surprising and sometimes wonderful world of the newly-single, to hilarious and unexpected results.

This wonderful showcase for its two leads unsurprisingly stormed the local box office, becoming one of Argentina’s biggest hits of the year. Intelligent, warm and wise, AN UNEXPECTED LOVE is a sheer delight.

“The empty-nester romcom that’s wowing the world” – Writer/director Juan Vera with SMH/The Age‘s Stephanie Bunbury (28/06/19)

An Unexpected Love