Don't Tempt Me


Don't Tempt Me Review

Fairly ridiculous but often fun, this supernatural satire has Victoria Abril and Penélope Cruz as angels on opposite sides of the war between good and evil. (Abril's an angel for heaven, where all is in black and white and everyone speaks French; Cruz is a servant of evil, where everyone speaks Spanish or English and works slinging food in a prison.

The battle plays out over the soul of a pathetic boxer named Manny (Demián Bichir), who makes next to no impression in the film. All eyes are on the leading ladies and the jaunts through heaven, hell, and earth. Whether Abril's performing in a cabaret or Abril is eating lunch in her waitstaff's uniform, this bizarre production keeps you wondering, well, what the hell is going on in this movie?

Ultimately it's as nonsensical as Pauly Shore's career, but Don't Tempt Me is lovely eye candy, despite the unequalled dearth of acting ability displayed by Cruz. The metaphysical message of Don't Tempt Me is far less relevant than even Dogma, but at least it's got a couple of cute chicks in it. Abril's great in just about everything, after all.

Aka Sin noticias de Dios.

Don't Tempt Me

Facts and Figures

Run time: 112 mins

In Theaters: Friday 30th November 2001

Budget: $1.2M

Distributed by: Casa Nova Films

Production compaines: Flamenco Films S.A., Tornasol Films, Cartel Films, Ensueño Films, DMVB Films, Evescreen

Reviews 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 38%
Fresh: 11 Rotten: 18

IMDB: 6.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes

Starring: as Carmen Ramos, as Lola Nevado, as Davenport, as Manny