Bad Habits (2007)
"Malos hábitos" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  12 October 2007 (Mexico)
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Intertwining stories of abuse, adultery, and anorexia center around a family and with obsessed mother living in Mexico City.


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Credited cast:
Elena de Haro ...
Aurora Cano ...
Elisa Vicedo ...
Ramón - padre de Matilde
Madre Superiora
Milagros Vidal ...
Héctor Téllez ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doctor Sensato
Leticia Gómez Rivera
Roy Majoe ...
Doctor Chino
Lilia Mendoza


Intertwining stories of abuse, adultery, and anorexia center around a family and with obsessed mother living in Mexico City.

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12 October 2007 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Maus Hábitos  »

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11 September 2010 | by (chicago) – See all my reviews

Alejandro Iñårritu seems to have a bit of influence over Mexican cinema the last few years which is a shame since he's only made one great film, Amores Perros. For every brilliant young director like Fernando Eimbcke and his masterful, Temporada de Patos, which gives us a wonderful cinematic experience, and a unique perspective of Mexico, we get a dozen directors following Iñårritu and trying to outdo his "cinema of the unpleasant". It's all here, no color, the use of cold blues and greens, ridiculous use of telephoto lenses which scream art! You know your in trouble when the over stylized cinematography has bullied the thin story out of the way. And what little story is here, focuses on the unpleasantness of the human condition, see Iñårritu's 21 Grams or Babel. Highly recommended if you're a sadist. But if you want a pleasant cinematic perspective of Mexico, rent Temporada de Patos or heck, even Zurdo.

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