A second film by director Rodrigo Garcia, 10 Tiny Love Stories is a sequence of monologues in varying time limits coming from ten women who share their love experiences with us, the audience.
A second film by director Rodrigo Garcia, 10 Tiny Love Stories is a sequence of monologues in varying time limits coming from ten women who share their love experiences with us, the audience. Talking straight into the camera, these ten women tell us about their love life, sex, heartbreaks, failures, joys and various other aspects that deal with relationships with the opposite sex. Each of the women has a tale to tell, which is emotional, sometimes dramatic and often funny, but what is common in these stories is their love for a man who played an important part in their lives and still remains a happy memory in their hearts.
The basis of these relationships was an attempt to find true love. Whether it lasted as a one night stand or continued longer, the women describe their feelings for the man with whom they had been in a relationship. There is a lot of talk of sex too, as the women give explicit descriptions of their experiences and how they had felt at that moment. Except for one woman who has been married, the others have had short term or long term relationships with the men they met and thought they had loved. Each woman has a different story, which is more intriguing than the other, however not all stories are very interesting.
We have all sorts of stories such as Alicia Witt and her monologue about her loss of virginity. It is a short monologue describing her first time experience. Then there is Debi Mazar’s monologue about her relationship with her husband, Kimberly Williams affair with a Greek waiter and so on. The monologues are basically memories of the past, but these memories are the only remembrances that these ten ladies have of relationships with the men who still hold a special place in their hearts. Reminiscing into the past brings back these beautiful memories, which they will cherish forever, as these relationships weren’ beautiful memories, which they will cherish forever. memories of the pastng than the other, ‘’t just passing affairs.
However long or short the monologues are, the stories are very convincing and with the women talking directly into the camera to the watching audience, they seem genuine coming from a real personal experience. The ten actresses, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Kathy Baker, Radha Mitchell, Rebecca Tilney, Kimberly Williams, Debi Mazar, Alicia Witt, Susan Traylor, Elizabeth Pena and Debrah Unger, who have told the ten different tales have narrated the stories in a realistic and sincere manner that watching the movie is worth the effort. Rodrigo Garcia on his part has given some brilliant direction.
Garcia has chosen to shoot the film on widescreen while the location setting for the film is numerous homes to provide a different environment to each speaker, making their monologues exclusively their own. Ten Tiny Love Stories can be a subject of discussion at a ladies only get together, as there are parts in the monologues that many women would identify with. Boring though it may sound when you learn that the film is only various monologues, but in actuality, 10 Tiny Love Stories is a fine film to watch. The film, which is a walk through into the love lives of 10 women, gives you a realistic picture of human relationships that we all experience sometime in our lives.