Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength. Based on the Spanish-language film.
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Far too many writers (3) spoil the flow of this well produced, well acted comedy/rama that has very few laughs. I saw it mid afternoon in NYC and no one was laughing but for a climactic wedding scene so tasteless, it must be seen. Taraji is so smooth and accomplished as an actress, she could basically do anything, but without a few laughs to keep the flow going, this movie drowns in its own diverse ambition. There isn't enough "eavesdropping" to keep the audience interested, not enough jokes that work but they do try, not enough originality for any of the stereotypical men, and way too much music filler that could have been used for meaningful dialogue. But lack of dialogue seems to be par for the course these days given other half baked scripts like The Upside, Vice and the recent A Star is Born.
That said, Taraji is well worth seeing in her transformation, and the supporting cast does their bet with what they have, but Erikah Badu steals the picture and she is absolutely fantastic.
The vulgarity is appropriate, even if overdone. Mercifully we were spared any mention of the "n" word. But the additional scenes with Ms. Badu after the film is over indicate there might have been more funny stuff left on the cutting room floor.
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