Analysis Of Compartido Tiempo
“Compartido Tiempo” follows the absurd events surrounding Pedro and his family who just want to enjoy their “paradise” getaway in a tropical villa at Everfields International Resorts, which has just transferred over to new ownership. Unfortunately, the resort is adamant in doing whatever it takes to sell timeshares, even if it is at the cost of a family torn apart. Meanwhile, personal demons surrounding Pedro and his wife are unearthed when they are forced to share their villa with …show more content…
Although it is a dark comedy in nature, the initial humor of Compartido Tiempo slowly wears off and grief creeps up in subtle increments. With jarring moments of mental instability, surreal dream sequences and fractured moments of character dynamics serving as the film’s source of darkness and strife, the emotional and tonal shift feels deceptive yet becomes almost too painful to endure.
As I mentioned before, Hoffman’s latest film possesses many levels to its overall message While one can purely appreciate “Compartido Tiempo” for the sake of its being societal criticism, there are many other thematic complexities explored through the incredibly revealing dialogue.
There is a moment in “Compartido Tiempo” where Andres is talking to one of his coworkers, who irritatingly notices that Andres signed up for English classes. Perplexed, Andres replies, “I just want to improve. For what? I don’t know.” Andres’ words serve a larger importance than a personal one. As the question of “Who was I meant to be” looms heavy-handedly over the film’s plot, there is an obvious discomfort with the notion of complacency and settling down. Why this is the case isn’t entirely clear, but the urgency to improve, to force oneself into a situation of superficial happiness is a clear, internal struggle toiling within film’s main