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Beatriz at Dinner (2017)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 9 June 2017 (USA)
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A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client's dinner party after her car breaks down.

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Cast overview:
... Beatriz
... Doug
... Kathy
... Alex
... Jeana
... Shannon
... Grant
... Evan
... Marcus
... Rosa
Amelia Borella ... Heidi
... Security Guard
... Suzana
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Salma Hayek is stranded at a client's house and becomes a somewhat unwilling guest at a snooty dinner party that evening. She winds up being a thorn in the side of the hosts and their invited guests.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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9 June 2017 (USA)  »

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Beatriz Aksam Yemeginde  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$141,958, 9 June 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,115,854, 5 October 2017
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Jay Duplass and Amy Landecker both co-star in the Amazon Original TV series Transparent (2014) See more »

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Beatriz drives from Santa Monica south to Newport Beach, but we see her driving on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills, which is many miles northwest not only of Santa Monica but Los Angeles proper. See more »

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Beatriz: You think killing is hard? Try healing. You can break something in two seconds. But it can take forever to fix it.
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Written and Performed by Brian Eno
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I liked this a Whole Lot

I liked this film a whole lot. And yes, perhaps some of the characters are a bit obvious, the story a bit contrived in having combative protagonists attending the same dinner party. I'll give that to those who dislike this film. But Beatriz has something to say, it says it in a dramatic, well-timed, rapidly moving way. The characters played by Selma Hayek and John Lithgow could have been over-the-top, but they're not; a certain humanity peeks through even in Lithgow's villain, an attempt at calming herself is evident in Hayek's manner. . The characters who sit between Hayek's and Lithgow's extremes are easy to identify with; I was embarrassed to see much of my wise-cracking young self in the young real estate developer. Some reviewers have found fault with the film's closing act, calling it too ambiguous, or a choice of ambiguity over resolution. Not I. I found the ending perfect. Easy to understand and believable. Finally - and this is really important - I do love Selma Hayek.


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