Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.
Debra Winger and Tracy Letts play a long-married, dispassionate couple who are both in the midst of serious affairs. But on the brink of calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance.
In the Middle Ages, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns. Introduced as a deaf mute man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.
A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
An holistic medicine woman spends her life absorbing the pain of all those unfortunates that she comes in contact with while attempting to heal them. She is invited to a dinner party by a client/friend when her car breaks down putting the hostess in the awkward position of having Beatriz join a dinner party with people whose lives are foreign to hers and she begins her judgement of them all. She is self absorbed and incapable of self healing. She forces her opinions on the group and for such a healer as herself has no difficulty inflicting violence on the group as a whole and finally on herself. Written by
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 »
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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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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