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Beauty in Trouble (2006)
"Kráska v nesnázích" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  13 June 2008 (USA)
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A flood in Prague has damaged Marcela and Jarda's home. He behaves boorishly over their son's asthma so she threatens divorce and takes the kids to her mom's, a possessive woman whose ... See full summary »

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Marcela Cmolíková (as Ana Geislerová)
Josef Abrhám ...
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Jana Brejchová ...
Zdena
Jirí Schmitzer ...
Richard
Emília Vásáryová ...
Libuse Cmolíková
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Jan Hrusínský ...
Havlík
Jirí Machácek ...
Patocka
Michaela Mrvíková ...
Lucina Cmolíková
Adam Misík ...
Kuba Cmolík
Jaromíra Mílová ...
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Raduza ...
Zpevacka
Andrei Toader ...
Mirek
Nikolay Penev ...
Picus
Ondrej Novák ...
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A flood in Prague has damaged Marcela and Jarda's home. He behaves boorishly over their son's asthma so she threatens divorce and takes the kids to her mom's, a possessive woman whose husband is a creep. While Marcela is there, Jarda is jailed for possession of a stolen car (he's a mechanic who's turned his garage into a chop shop). Benes, the urbane man whose car it is, befriends Marcela, and soon she has options. Jarda's mother and her mother push her in opposite directions. Jarda has animal magnetism, Benes offers security, and her own body and mind may be at cross purposes. The Cold War is over, Czechs are free to behave well or badly. What's best? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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a decent movie, not Hrebejks best
29 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

If you liked this movie, be sure to check out others directed by Hrebejk - you are in for a treat. This is unfortunately not his best, but still million times better than an average movie from the mainstream cinema. It explores relationships, especially the abusive ones, has some powerful as well as sweet moments and great acting. Some plot inconsistencies, clichés and hollow moments spoil the overall effect. To the previous reviewer and his comments on the Czech psyche: an interesting approach, but I do not see this movie becoming a Czech blockbuster. Those folks are rather spoiled by their movie makers {check out also stuff by Sverak, Gedeon} and this one lags a bit behind.


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