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Frida (2002)

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A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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Alejandro Usigli ...
Professor
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Gracie
Loló Navarro ...
Nanny (as Lolo Navarro)
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Fermín Martínez ...
Painter on Bus (as Fermin Martinez)
Amelia Zapata ...
Maid
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"Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary. Written by Anonymous

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Prepare to be seduced


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Rated R for sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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22 November 2002 (USA)  »

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Frida Kahlo  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$205,996, 27 October 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,885,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,298,474
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Alfred Molina gained 50 lbs (23 kg) for his role as Diego Rivera. See more »

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When Frida is drinking from the bottle to win the "competition" to dance with Tina, Diego Rivera's face is wet/dry/wet between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frida Kahlo: Careful, guys. This corpse is still breathing. Try to get me there in one piece.
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Features King Kong (1933) See more »

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Viva La Vida
(2002)
Music by Elliot Goldenthal
Lyrics by Hernán Bravo Varela
Performed by Trio Marimberos
Published by Mrx Music
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A near miss
15 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

"Frida" is saved from mediocrity by the wonderful performances of Selma Hayek and Alfred Molina, and by its imaginative cinematography. Unfortunately, the underlying story of the love affair between the title character, Frida Kahlo, and her husband, Diego Rivera, tells an unpleasant tale of irresponsibility and betrayal. Nevertheless, Kahlo's art is cleverly used to tell her story and Hayek's and Molina's terrific performances manage to invest Kahlo and Rivera with an attractiveness I suspect they lacked in real life. This is a good although not a great film; recommended, 7 out of 10.


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