|Photo by Norma Vila.|
The memoirs of a lonesome lady searching for Love and desire over and under her nails is probably one of the most striking visions one can ever behold. Lyn just attended a fascinating motion picture that left her breathless and forgetting that by the end of the movie the salty flavor between her lips was not coming from the pop corn but, without noticing, it was coming from biting and chewing her own nails. In this story, a terrified girly named Solimar, lost in the search for the love of deceased pop and ma, walked and walked and walked miles in the retrieve of a soft spot in her golden heart but what she found left her heart colder that a snow storm falling by a seashore. Throughout the story Lyn walked through the land of broken dreams and had visions of many things, certain familiar places in Lyns heart and eyes.
Madame actress Tisha Tikina Burgos hugged and broke Lyns heart with her suppa characterization of Solimar. Monsieur Pantojas, Solimar's Best Girla …what can Lyn say…was Monsieur Pantojas, and everybody Loves Pantojas no matter what. Miranda Purcell who played Kishas character when she was very young stole Lyns heart and threw it away letting it float for a while like a flavorful life saver candy. Actress Madame Dolores Pedro played Perpetue, the wife of bad boy Roberto, and Roberto’s Mother actress Rosie Berrido, was The Motherload of talent that for a moment produced in the theatre the sound of hundred chuckling oysters with her matriarchal attitude but also made you stick your fingernails to your soft velvet seat when goings went tough with her. Actor Ivan Camilo characterized Roberto a Dominican Papi who plays the role of Perpetue’s husband and/or Solimar lover and judging for his looks no wonder somebody would chase him like a bug hitting the dead end of a neon electrified lamp.
The music for this movie is the hippest of all. Lyn will be waitin for a soundtrack to come to a near shoppin mall. It includes Divalicious Rita Indiana and Sylvia Rexach among other jewels of Caribbean composer singers and writers. Can’t wait to watch som people dancing to the rhythm of electronic bachata/merengue and som boleros while getting their own nails done. This could become a cult soundtrack that even Almodovar would buy and start chewing his own nails thinkink “damn! Why didn’t I…!
The end of the girly/women story called UNDER MY NAILS is unexpected, exactly the same way Love leaves you sometimes. Once Lyn heard someone say, “Blessed are they who expect nothing because everything is profit”, and believe Lyn, this wonderful movie has all the potential to grab u and take u places without your own consent so just be aware of every single detail you watch and hear and feel. The rest will be Puerto Rican motion picture history and that Lyn will hopefully be seeing in a close future like… right NOW. Two thumbs up with lovely well-done manicures to Tisha Tikina Burgos, Ari Maniel Cruz and da rest of the producers.