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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.

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Simón Bross
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ximena Ayala ... Matilde / Nun
Elena de Haro Elena de Haro ... Elena
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
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Storyline

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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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | Chinese

Release Date:

12 October 2007 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Habits See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,600,509
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A very complex movie, not for everyone...
15 January 2010 | by RJGomesSee all my reviews

This Mexican drama is based on a true 17th century story of a nurse, I don't know about it, but the case says so, and it was a surprise for me, especially because it was the film debut for Simon Bross.

I've seen it today with my wife and it was raining all the week long, so we loved the raining scenes that are part of the entire movie.

There are many themes, medics, anorexia, food, psychology, sickness, death, love, childhood, marriage, adultery, sex, familiar, social, school, luxury, religion, faith, beauty, architects... among many others, then I say it is a extremely complex moving picture, where the fusion of those parts make sense and we can spend some different 90 minutes in front of the TV.

The actors are very good, and well adapted to the characters physical and psychological terms. The shooting locations aren't bad; too many interior scenes, but the rain ones (even on the windows) compensate it.

It isn't the kind of movie for everybody, it's for people who love cinema and "don't bother with a bothering" story, just to extract some lifetime lessons and others experience. As a father it teaches me how to behave if some situations happen to me, and also how to expect and predict the behavior of the others, in particular my daughter.

The main theme is the eating-disorders, but this movie it's about the life of a dozen persons, like you and me… And those matters could happen to us, so we better put a stop to…


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