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Bad Habits (2007)

Malos hábitos (original title)
Intertwining stories of abuse, adultery, and anorexia center around a family and with obsessed mother living in Mexico City.


Simón Bross
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Credited cast:
Ximena Ayala ... Matilde / Nun
Elena de Haro Elena de Haro ... Elena
Marco Treviño Marco Treviño ... Gustavo / Linda's father
Aurora Cano Aurora Cano ... Teresa
Elisa Vicedo ... Linda
Emilio Echevarría ... Ramón / Padre de Matilde / Matilde's father
Patricia Reyes Spíndola ... Madre Superiora
Milagros Vidal Milagros Vidal ... Gordibuena
Héctor Téllez Héctor Téllez ... Sacerdote
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alejandro Calva ... Doctor Sensato
Lety Gómez Lety Gómez ... (as Leticia Gómez Rivera)
Mónica Huarte ... Fanny
Roy Majoe Roy Majoe ... Doctor Chino
Lilia Mendoza Lilia Mendoza


Some bad habits related to eating. - - Matilde (Jimena Ayala), a nun who believes that eating next to nothing will help God stop the suffering of others. She trains pudgy, young Linda (Elisa Vicedo) for her first communion. Linda's mother is an emaciated exercise addict who frets over her daughter's shape. Linda's father, Gustavo, is a libertine who enjoys food as well as a healthy sex life with a mistress. Gustavo, an architect, must figure out why the pipes of a local school are leaking under the strain of a seemingly ceaseless rainstorm. Written by lament

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Release Date:

12 October 2007 (Mexico) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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11 September 2010 | by arnis12See 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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