Maria José (Salma Hayek Pinault) and her Irish husband run a bar in uptown Manhattan. On the evening of 9/11 it is heaving with shell-shocked locals and battle weary troops from the NYPD, ... See full summary »
Prior to the Iranian revolution it was a place where people of all religions were allowed to flourish. This is the story of a prosperous Jewish family who abandon everything before they are consumed by the passions of revolutionaries.
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.
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.
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 »
Acting very good, music too. Writing and the rest are not great.
The movie tries (or seems to try) to be deep and spiritual and in your face. But all I get from the conflict between those two caricatures is that they live in separate worlds and there's no hope and the emotional will always lose. This might be true, but the movie did not present it in a super entertaining, poetic or beautiful way.
All the actors are really really good and the awkwardness and shallowness and silliness and fakeness are portrayed well by them.
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