Amigos, o Enemigos?
Have you ever been hurt by your best friend, and then wanted to exact some form of revenge on them? Maybe even kill them? While you probably really felt that way at the time, you certainly didn’t mean it. Amigo is a 2019 film starring Javier Botet and David Pareja that delves into a friendship and how far you would go for that friend.
Directed by Óscar Martín, the story follows an accident that confines Javi to a wheelchair. His friend David becomes his caregiver. Alone together at David’s country house, paranoia, claustrophobia, animosity and guilt eat away at them until there is little left. What is the problem? Is it guilt? Drugs? A ghost? You just don’t know as the story unfolds, and that is what makes this little thriller so captivating, and so good.
The Spanish film (in Spanish with English subtitles) is described as a comedy, drama, horror and thriller, which might be too much, as there was very little comedy—not even a little dark comedy.
The 1-hour-23-minute run time was just right, not lingering, nor rushing the story line. There were a couple of unanswered questions at the end, which I like because it gives viewers something to discuss.
A weird and interesting film that explores the honest reactions and feelings between best friends when tragedy strikes–this is a movie I would recommend.
Review: 3.5 out of 5 luckboxes
— yesenia duran is not an alien, not a zombie; just the managing editor for luckbox magazine.