Tomas' job may be as an advertising agent but with the amount of woman he takes to bed, his real profession lies more along the lines of womanizer. The film takes place over the course of a few days where Tom lives his typical life balancing an abnormal amount of woman, one being his boss, while being clearly entranced by his mysterious new neighbor. Alfonso Cuaron's Love in the Time of Hysteria (Solo Con Tu Pareja) starts off very much like a generic Mexican sex comedy until about halfway through when a jaded ex-lover of Tomas' sabotages his AIDS test, leaving Tomas convinced that he has Aids. This is an extremely well crafted film, with gorgeous cinematography that is different, but definitely stands up to any of Cuaron's other films. Extremely clever, the film uses in-title segments to chronicle the events of Tomas, with each giving nice insight into the characters and situations which Tomas finds himself in. Although I am no expert, I would imagine that this was meant to be a satire of Mexican soaps, critiquing the stereotypical nature which Mexican culture seems to embrace. This is most abundant in a dream sequence where Tomas is on a plane, surrounded by mariachi bands, Mexican wrestlers and almost every other Mexican stereotype. While this is a very funny, zany experience what surprised me the most was just how profound and emotionally resonant the film happens to be in the final stretch, with the final in-title segment stating "Love is the cure for those that are sick", really rounding out the film perfectly and giving it some heart.
Love of all things cinema brought me here.