Beatriz at Dinner

Beatriz at Dinner

DVD - 2017
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Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a spiritual health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire real estate developer. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] : Roadside Attractions LLC, [2017]
Branch Call Number: Bea
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Jan 19, 2018

This movie was very mismarketed upon its theatrical release. I can see why people were caught off-guard by it. I loved it, but it's a very challenging and unpredictable film and one that requires some thoughtful discussion after it concludes.

Jan 11, 2018

Ambiguous ending. Supposed to be a comedy. Found nothing funny about it. A dark movie. Big disappointment.

Jan 10, 2018

This movie was okay. However the ending was pointless though seeing Selma Hayek just drowning in the ocean. This movie really didn't make any sense.

Jan 04, 2018

This movie is misrepresented by the lack of warning about what it is. Very disturbing and not in a good way. Starts out out as a light philosophical borderline comedy, and after the mood is set, abruptly turns into a horror film which pointlessly ends in tragedy. A real downer, I think the creators are trying to make some sort of political statement, which is certainly lost in the presentation. After watching this movie, you may get the same queasy feeling as you might when you know someone just lied to you. The packaging says" MPAA rating R for language and a scene of violence" that is an understatement considering the build up.

Dec 26, 2017

Definitely NOT a comedy. Selma Hayek gives a good performance, the supporting cast gives what we would think rich southern Californians may be like. Not much of an arc in the movie other than they were trying to make you think about what's going on in the world. It fell short of what I thought it might have been about, wouldn't watch again.

Dec 23, 2017

Be aware this is not a Comedy it is a Drama. If your expecting something funny his isn't the movie for you.

Dec 21, 2017

Didn't get too far in this movie before thumbs way way down.

Dec 11, 2017

I completely agree with the majority here. Terrible movie and not at all as advertised. Not one laughable moment in the entire movie.

There is nothing funny about this movie, in fact had I know it was a movie about dysfunctional people I would have passed. Why? Because movies like this have no freaking ending, they just end! I have enough dysfunction in my life, why would I want to waste my time watching it?

Is it thought provoking, sure but only enough to make you uncomfortable without ever really addressing the issues it raises. John Lithgow’s character is supposed to be Trump, the evil developer on his 3rd wife yada, yada. But just being uncomfortable doesn’t make a dark comedy. If she had gone through with her desire that would have perhaps lead towards a dark conclusion instead of the bleak ambiguity. This movie misses the mark on so many levels.

Dec 04, 2017

Professes to be a dark comedy yet the subject matter is no laughing matter. In trying to appeal to the masses, it misses the mark and ends up appealing to very few---for many reasons. Cultivate a soul, Hollywood.

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