BAD DAY TO GO FISHING
"Alvaro Brechner's ambitious debut is something like a retro The Wrestler by way of the Coen brothers."
"An amusing and poignant fable!"
– Ion Cinema
"Briskly paced, nicely lensed and engagingly quirky!"
– The Hollywood Reporter
Jacob van Oppen - formerly "the strongest man on earth," now a washed-up alcoholic - and his crafty manager, Orsini, make good money staging bogus wrestling matches in small South American towns. When this oddball duo arrives in the unassuming village of Santa Maria, business really takes off: the local newspaper sponsors the fight, and the quiet hamlet becomes plastered with posters announcing an open challenge to a worthy adversary. The ever-resourceful Orsini is sure he can find the right opponent to throw the fight, but fishing in Santa Maria yields a bigger catch than he'd hoped for.
Jeff in Seattle - Customer Review
Excellent!! Ihighly recommend "Bad Day to go Fishing". I do agree with the critic that the film mirrors the Coen brothers' style. I want to watch it again!
Bryan Pfleeger - Customer Review
Bad Day To Go Fishing is one of those films that captures its viewers with its lush cinematography, great musical score and impressive acting. The film tells the story of a washed up wrestler and his shyster manager as they attempt to con a small South American village. Plans go awry and the "Champion" is faced with a real opponent he cannot beat and the manager doesn't have the money to pay the challenger. What develops is a rather quirky buddy story that moves along nicely even if it manages to hit all the cliches of the genre. The film is quite watchable and is what one hopes a good example of the growing Uruguaian film industry. The film won several international awards and was an official selection of the 82nd Academy Awards for best foreign film