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Mammoth (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 23 January 2009 (Sweden)
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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.

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Lukas Moodysson

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Lukas Moodysson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gael García Bernal ... Leo Vidales
Michelle Williams ... Ellen Vidales
Marife Necesito ... Gloria
Sophie Nyweide ... Jackie Vidales
Natthamonkarn Srinikornchot ... Cookie (as Run Srinikornchot)
Tom McCarthy ... Robert 'Bob' Sanders
Jan David G. Nicdao ... Salvador (as Jan Nicdao)
Martin de los Santos ... Manuel
Chiqui del Carmen Chiqui del Carmen ... Grandmother (as Maria del Carmen)
Perry Dizon ... Uncle Fernando
Joseph Mydell ... Ben Jackson
Doña Croll Doña Croll ... Alice
Caesar Kobb Caesar Kobb ... Anthony
Matthew James Ryder Matthew James Ryder ... Bob Sanders' Collegue
Piromya Sootrak Piromya Sootrak ... Cookie's Daughter
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n New York, the immature family man Leo Vidales is a successful businessman, owner of the Underlandish, a successful website of digital games and married to Dr. Ellen Vidales, a dedicated surgeon of the emergency room of a hospital. They have a daughter, Jackie, who is an intelligent girl that is raised by her nanny, the Filipino Gloria that spends more time with her than Ellen. Gloria has two sons in Philippine that miss her. When Leo need to travel to Singapore with his partner Bob (Tom McCarthy) to sign a millionaire contract with investors, Ellen operates on a boy stabbed in the stomach by his own mother and she feels connected to the boy and rethinks her relationship with Jackie. Meanwhile Leo is bored waiting for the negotiation of Bob with the investors and he decides to travel to Bangkok and lodges in a rustic cottage on the seashore. Leo meets the young prostitute and mother Cookie and he has one night stand with her. Meanwhile, Gloria's ten year-old boy Salvador misses her ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

What keeps you together when you're worlds apart?

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Sweden | Denmark | Germany

Language:

English | Tagalog | Thai

Release Date:

23 January 2009 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Mamut See more »

Filming Locations:

Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,531, 20 November 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,530, 29 November 2009
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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Budget wasted. I miss the real Moodysson
26 May 2010 | by XeniaGubermanSee all my reviews

I assume it was a great break for the director - a big budget movie with real pan-American stars. What a disappointment! I can completely relate to his plight for abandoned and exploited children, but as an art form - pardonne moi! It was fresh, groundbreaking and believable in "Lilya Forever" showing a Russian kid abandoned by her government and parents, and exploited in Estonia and then in Scandinavia. Here - a much weaker artistically, emotionally, and logically, attempt to develop the theme into a more global tell-all tale. Too bad, it paints a couple of hard-working (and yes, sorry to mention this, well-off) new-yorkers as complete morons, incapable not only of any rational move, but also of any true or at least understandable emotion. If Michelle Williams character is more or less believable, assuming she is severely overworked and terribly depressed, the lead "first lover" is just a walking caricature. There is literally nothing good to be said about this lead character played by Bernal. If people this inconsistent could reach adulthood in reality, they would never achieve any success in life, unlike in the movie. There are also other characters that are so cliché that one could just wonder if the screenwriter/director exercised any self-editing at all after compounding these two "heroines": a "good whore" and a "wise Philippina woman". The conclusion - even as a satire, it does not fly. Nobody needs a lesson on class struggle in such a naive and distorted form. Equaling being poor with "wholesome goodness" is even more superficial. One good thing though - the movie stimulates some thoughts of "downshifting". That is, why work hard, if harder you work - the less happy you apparently are, even if you do achieve your "goal" of living cushy life. A sort of stab at the American Dream. I guess many people could relate to that.


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