Yeah, I loved the whole scenario too. The movie is very well made, and Pilar López de Ayala's performance is superb especially, considering she had to put on an argentinian accent (Rioplatense Spanish) to portray the character being hers, spaniard, as she's from Spain.
That being said, I'm going to quote one user's review which I happened to find it to be quite suitable to what my feelings were when I watched the movie, except for the part I didn't need Spanish subtitles, as it is my native language.
A Spanish 500 Days of Summer mixed with a more urban and up to date You've Got Mail. I liked this film a lot. I watched on a whim, this being the first movie I've actually watched fully subtitled and I've got to say, personally it made the experience of the movie that much more enjoyable.(I think it added a feeling of being connected, seeing that there are people out there from a different culture feeling and hurting and living just like me) Now even though dialogue is primarily in Spanish, English songs are used and this also brought an even more familiar tone to the movie as a whole. I connected with both the main characters in the film. Their feelings of loneliness on the inside, yet, still going on with their day to day all while being mixed with their phobias, longings, quarks, and vulnerabilities. This movie works, it works on every cylinder. Beautifully shot and beautifully written.. Watching this will not be a waste of your time.
Btw, @Podex "Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain", is one of my all-time favourite movies too ;)Carpe the hell out of the diem