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Beatriz at Dinner (2017)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 9 June 2017 (USA)
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A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client's dinner party after her car breaks down.

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Beatriz
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A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client's dinner party after her car breaks down.

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She was invited, but she's not welcome.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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$141,958 (USA) (9 June 2017)

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$6,992,367 (USA) (11 August 2017)
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Connie Britton and Chloe Sevigny have both starred in American Horror Story: Britton in season 1, and Sevigny in seasons 2 and 5. See more »

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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 »


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Not entirely successful, but quite moving
24 June 2017 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Written by Mike White, Beatriz at Dinner completes an unofficial trilogy with the screenwriter's Year of the Dog and the HBO series Enlightened. All three of these works are about middle aged women searching for relevance in modern society via politics. This one is a bit smaller in scale, a bit less comedic, but it shares a lot of traits with the other film and TV series. Salma Hayek stars (and is fantastic) as a holistic healer and masseuse. She is called to a rich client's home, where her car breaks down after the job. Stuck there overnight, she is invited by the client (Connie Britton) to stay overnight and dine at their party. There's a bit of fish-out-of-water comedy here, but it's more painfully awkward than funny, and the class issues are at time gut wrenching. One of the other guests is a rich mogul (John Lithgow), whom Hayek seems to know from the past. Perhaps fate has brought them together for a reason? Lithgow is an obvious stand-in for Donald Trump. Frankly, all the wealthy characters, even the relatively friendly Britton, are despicable, but White doesn't do much to stack the deck against them. They certainly don't speak in any way that feels egregiously unfair. Lithgow definitely chews into the role, but, hey, so does Donald Trump. I'm not entirely satisfied with the ending, and I would say this is the weakest of the trilogy, but it's easily the most thoughtful and most thought-provoking film I've seen all summer. 8/10.


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