While on a trip to Thailand, a successful American businessman tries to radically change his life. Back in New York, his wife and daughter find their relationship with their live-in Filipino maid changing around them. At the same time, in the Philippines, the maid's family struggles to deal with her absence.
Gael García Bernal,
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I'm astonished that there are reviews praising this movie ... did we see the same film?? I completely agree with a previous review that this was agonizingly tedious. It did feel like it could have very easily been edited to a 5-10min short film, but even then it would not be a very good short. The acting was fine, but there is absolutely no plot and nothing to really act to ... they just all sort of go through the motions. I felt no attachment to the characters, no emotion, no tension ... nothing. Filmed on location in the Caucasus mountains on the Georgia border there was great potential for some incredible cinematography ... but it was potential utterly wasted. I really wanted to experience a part of the world that I likely will not see in person. What we are given is long drawn out, still distance shots or close shots that showed nothing - neither of which give any sense of the expanse and majesty of the mountain range, quite disappointing.
Imagine the movie 'Deliverance' except the whole movie winds up really being *just* a canoe trip down a river and nothing more. You keep waiting for something to happen, but it never does. In the end I just stared at the credits in disbelief and a bit angry that there went a couple hours of my life that I will never get back.
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