A comedy which revolves around three disparate women--a buttoned down lawyer from Chicago, a Miami cocktail waitress, and a wealthy, sheltered New Yorker--who discover they share something in common: a boyfriend from L.A. Unfortunately, they are all involved with the same irresistible, charming lothario who has been three-timing them across the country, with great expertise. They decide to teach their "papi chulo" a lesson, but instead end up on a wild adventure of their own, which takes them to a beauty pageant, a dance festival, and into some dangerous run-ins with a pair of shady characters.
A raucous, unfunny ethnic comedy, about three Latina women a bombshell (Sofia Vergara), a lawyer (Roselyn Sanchez) and a spoiled rich girl (Jaci Velasquez) who discover they are all involved with the same, impossibly handsome advertising executive (Eduardo Verastegui). The director Linda Mendoza makes a nod toward Pedro Almodóvar's early, frenetic farces here are three more women on the verge of a nervous breakdown but she lacks Mr. Almodóvar's wit, and the picture quickly degenerates into unfunny chases and clumsy slapstick. Dave Kehr
2003-04-16 | Dave Kehr | Read the New York Times Review of Chasing Papi