Beatriz at Dinner




Beatriz at Dinner




Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.






Running Time
Rating
83 minutes
14A
Release to DVD: T.B.A.






The Critics Comment

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Globe and Mail/David Berry
Beatriz at Dinner works well beyond both lecture or lesson because of the care and attention everyone has put into the people that play them out.

Arizona Public/Barbara Vandenburgh
The real power of "Beatriz at Dinner" is that it isn't about politics but the human heart. Beatriz and Strutt are not arguing legislation; they're arguing two visions of the American dream, two visions of the human soul.

Boston Globe/Ty Burr
In a mere 83 minutes, "Beatriz at Dinner" gets close to the heart of the matter. It has the length of a palate cleanser but the weight of a full meal.

Entertainment Weekly/Joe McGovern
The movie ultimately belongs to Hayek. Given her most challenging leading role in a film since her Oscar-nominated performance 15 years ago in Frida, the actress creates a complex portrait of a person's emotional unravelling.

New York Times/A.O. Scott
The seriousness of its themes in no way detracts from the delight in watching Ms. Hayek and Mr. Lithgow perform their eccentric, intricate dance.

RogerEbert.com/Susan Wloszczyna
Hayek turns Beatriz into her own breed of wonder woman, Lithgow's Strutt is definitely a super villain of sorts and their head-to-head battle is clearly worth seeing even if, in real life, it has only begun.



Awards





Imagen Foundation Awards Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actress (Salma Hayek), Best Director

International Online Cinema Awards Nominationa: Best Actress (Salma Hayek), Best Supporting Actor (John Lithgow), Best Screenplay (Mike White)





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