If anyone speaks spanish or reads Japanese pretty fast, I highly recommend The Motorcycle Diaries, now showiing at Cinemonde until February 4th.
I saw it overseas recently and would have little hesitation in placing it in the top three movies of 2004. For those unaware, it charts the course of the young Ernesto (Che) Guevara and his best friend on an ancient British motorcycle into the wilds of their native Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Chile.
Taken from Guevara's actual diary of the journey, the story depicts the injustices they see along the way, portrays a funny and entertaining road movie with two buddies having a time, as well as very gently tackling some rather worthy points. It is NOT the biopic of Che Guevara, more the story of how Ernesto became Che, the revolutionary. Funny, sad, exciting and very, very entertaining.
Even if you've no interest in the revolutionary at all, no interest in politics at all, this is a beautifully shot, amazingly scored and very well acted road movie starring the impossibly handsome Gael Garcia Bernal who (sorry fellas) your girlfriend definitely wants to go to bed with more than you.