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Brett C. Leonard
Stephen Adly Guirgis,
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,
Wow, what a tour de force performance from Giamatti. He is so good that he makes it look easy. A great movie, thought provoking, and beautifully filmed, although in a subdued way. Certainly not for everyone, but I thought it was very very good. An unusual mixture of characters and situations, but there is something here that almost anyone can relate to.
No car chases, violent gruesome murders, or slick production, or product placement ads, or cool, hip cultural references, which made it all the more enjoyable for me. The messages of the film the viewer has to figure out on her own; there is no hammer that you are hit with over the head. Superb job by all.
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