GLORIA: 2 STARS. “divorcee Gloria is a character in search of a story.”
Santiago divorcee Gloria (Paulina García) is a character in search of a story. Director Sebastián Lelio has stranded the fifty-eight-year old free-spirited woman in a film that plays like a series of incidents rather than a fully realized story. García brings empathy to the woman, painting a picture of a person making the best of lonely life, but the components of story, like a strange, passionate affair with Rodolfo (Sergio Hernández), are so underdeveloped it’s difficult to feel any connection to the characters or situations. García, complete with her Tootsie glasses, does interesting, brave work, but the story does not support her.