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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.

Director:

Miguel Arteta

Writer:

Mike White
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Cast overview:
Salma Hayek ... Beatriz
John Lithgow ... Doug
Connie Britton ... Kathy
Jay Duplass ... Alex
Amy Landecker ... Jeana
Chloë Sevigny ... Shannon
David Warshofsky ... Grant
John Early ... Evan
Enrique Castillo ... Marcus
Soledad St. Hilaire ... Rosa
Amelia Borella ... Heidi
Sean O'Bryan ... Security Guard
Natalia Abelleyra ... Suzana
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Beatriz, holistic medicine practitioner is stranded at a client's house and becomes a somewhat unwilling guest at a snooty dinner party that evening. A difference of thoughts and opinions causes her to be a thorn in the side of the hosts and their invited guests.

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She was invited, but she's not welcome. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie features music from Mike White's previous TV series Enlightened (2011), which also had episodes directed by Miguel Arteta. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Good concept confusingly executed
18 June 2017 | by david94703See all my reviews

Just having funny and tragic elements in a movie doesn't make it dark comedy; that takes a careful and very talented touch. Think Death to Smoochy, Harold and Maude, or Mel Brooks' To Be or Not To Be. But Beatriz at Dinner is just an admixture of the extremes that beats you upside the head. You can't be sure what you're getting hit with, and the elements don't make a greater whole. The premise is a class contrast. Hayek's healer/masseuse is befriended and employed by a couple whose child she helped through the post-chemo misery of Hodgkin's cancer treatment. Her car breaks down at their wealthy-enclave home, and they invite her to stay for an important dinner with their super-wealthy patron. Hilarity and tragedy ensue. Weird moment that may demonstrate my point: Beatriz is portrayed both as a deep, sensitive and capable healer, and as an airhead. Someone at the dinner table describes a painful kidney stone incident, and, trying to contribute from her field of expertise, she chimes in with a holistic-sounding remedy, a tea made from beets, rhubarb, and dandelion flower. Those are on the rogue's list for kidney stone sufferers: they're among the six things that generate kidney stones at a rate 10 times more intense than the second tier of danger. So it could be an obscure inside joke, horrible research, or a loop they intended to close later but left on the cutting room floor.


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9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$141,959, 11 June 2017

Gross USA:

$7,115,854

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,425,391
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