Luminarias Review

May 18, 2000 | 8:00pm EDT

Amidst the predictable dialog about racism abuse and adultery is a thin plot about women looking for love in all the wrong places. The leader of the pack Andrea is thrown off her pedestal after the other women catch her husband cheating sending women on a mind-numbing journey.

The acting is over-the-top almost to the point of being laughable - even at times when the characters are grappling with serious subjects. Evalina Fernandez plays tough divorce lawyer Andrea. Despite her success in her profession Andrea is weak when it comes to dealing with men. Scott Bakula (TV's "Quantum Leap") plays her love interest but the chemistry between them is so phony and predictable you can't help but find it ridiculous.

Allowing the actors to be so over-the-top is the greatest fault of director Jose Luis Valenzuela. But unfortunately there are others.

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