I just watched Mejor es que Gabriela no se Muera yesterday and I must say it had me LAUGHING and wondering what was going to happen next in this bizarre comedy. The movie plays off of the popularity of Spanish soap operas or “novelas” and how one fan in particular gets far too obsessed with how the movie will end. “Mejor es que Gabriela no se Muera” features Mauricio Isaac (Miguel the writer), Dagoberto Gama (Bracho the police officer), Gabriela Roel (Ana Victoria “La Mala”), Alejandra Barros (“La Buena”), Eduardo Santamarina (“El Bueno”), Alexis Ayala (“El Malo”) and Miguel Pizarro (“El Extra”).
The movie starts off when Miguel, the writer of a popular novela “Destiny of Love”, and his friends get pulled over by the cops. Officer Bracho gives Miguel and his friends a hard time until he discovers that Miguel is a writer for her favorite soap opera “Destiny of Love”, which his wife is also a huge fan of. Bracho asks Miguel about what happens with the villain Gabriela at the end, and Miguel reveals that she will get married. Bracho then lets Miguel and his friends go, and begins bragging to his wife and friends that he is tight with the popular soap opera’s staff members. Nobody believes Bracho, so he reveals the ending to them as proof of how he has insider friends who are involved with the popular TV show. However things take a turn for the worse when Gabriela quits the show and the writer Miguel is told to kill her off of the show. Of course Bracho is not happy with this change in the script because it makes him look like a liar, so he begins to desperately stalk Miguel which in turn leads to a crazy amount of unexpected events! (I’m not going to tell you what happens!) Check out the trailer below:
“Mejor es que Gabriela no se Muera” was hilarious, and once I thought I knew what was going to happen… they threw in little twists (just like a novela, sigh) that had me clueless as to what will happen next. This movie was a refreshing change to the movies out right now and is a great comedy that Spanish soap opera lovers will enjoy (we all know how dramatic and cheesy novelas can be!) The movie is in Spanish but also has English subtitles so anyone can watch “Mejor es que Gabriela no se Muera” – go check it out for a good laugh!