The movie features the song "Canción de las simples cosas", originally performed by the Argentinian musician César Isella, but performed by Salma Hayek for this film. See more »
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 »
I think all your pleasures are built on other's pain.
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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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