Gloria | February 28, 2014 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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- February 28, 2014

Gloria

(3 stars) Audiences are programmed to expect escapism in movies about romantic relationships, whether they be foregone happily-ever-after comedies or doomed-to-death tragedies. But Sebastián Lelio's "Gloria" — Chile's official Oscar submission — insists upon unsettling realities without either stomping on its hero's indomitability or tacking on a deus ex machina.

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