Gripping poem on the inevitability of death, grief and love. A masterpiece and director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s best work to date. Guess his public breakup with writer Guillermo Arriaga didn’t hurt his career at all.
Biutiful is the Mexican entry for the “Best Foreign Language Film” category at next year’s Academy Awards. Javier Bardem’s tour-de-force performance receives excellent support from Maricel Álvarez (who plays his bipolar, alcoholic wife) and Guillermo Estrella (his son Mateo).
Anything directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu is going to be interesting. I LOVED Babel for example. So this is on my “must see” list now.
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I’ve been meaning to see this for ages, it’s on my rental list so hopefully I’ll get around to seeing it soon. Your review has only made me want to see it more!
Thank you 🙂 You should see it. It’s difficult viewing but also very rewarding. Bardem is stunning.
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