Beatriz at Dinner


Comedy / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 75%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 53%
IMDb Rating 6 10 8660


Uploaded By: FREEMAN
October 20, 2019 at 04:09 AM



Chloë Sevigny as Shannon
Connie Britton as Kathy
John Lithgow as Doug
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23.976 fps
1 hr 22 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bruce_joffe 6 / 10

a dues ex machina without the machina

{Spoiler alert: this review is written for people who have seen the movie}

The elevator speech for the movie seemed really inviting: a send-up of Trump-like self-absorbed elites encountering a fully-vested spiritual healer. The send-up didn't disappoint as we see a realistic portrayal of the "nice" people who live in world where the unwritten rule is never to see, speak, or hear anything that questions the actions, or consequences of the actions, from which their luxury derives.

Sadly, however, the movie disappointed my expectation that Beatriz' encounter with these people, particularly with the primary perpetrator, Doug, would somehow initiate a change of his life's tragic trajectory, or at least give the audience something to ponder after the credits rolled. The film didn't deliver. Instead, Beatriz gets bollixed up in her anger, fueled by uncharacteristic over-drinking, and does not effectively represent the deeply-centered, life-affirming compassionate healer that we see in the first part of the movie.

Beatriz fails to build on the surprising connection she makes with Doug when massaging his shoulders, and also when acknowledging what it was that he liked about hunting. That connection could have expanded into a real dialog. Instead, she has a violent fantasy, does nothing, and walks into ocean. Fade to black. It was a dues ex machina without the machina.

The problem, of course, is not with Beatriz, it is with the script writer, Mike White, and the director, Miguel Arteta. It wouldn't have mattered if Beatriz' encounter with Doug had succeeded in getting him to reconsider the destructive impact of his life, or if she failed. But in this movie, in spite of its exquisite setup, she doesn't even try.

I am left with this question to ponder: What could Beatriz have said to open up Doug's blinders on himself and his life?

1 - The film's director should have had her translate the song, or sing a verse in English, so the audience, as well as the people she was singing to, would know what she was singing/saying. I got only a bit of it … about enjoying the little things in life.

And then, she could have encountered Doug with something like, "What really brings you satisfaction? You have so many houses and vacation houses that it is causing rifts in your family. Can you see that more money, more business deals will still leave you feeling empty? But, you do like a challenge - a challenge in the face of danger. Consider what a challenge it would be if you worked to reverse the destructive impact of your, and your colleagues' developments."

2 - In the driveway, late in the movie, when Doug comes out of the house to have a conversation with her, and he says, "I'm dying, we're dying, the Earth is dying, so we just got to take and enjoy what we can."

Beatriz could have said something like, "and what will you leave for your grandchildren?" Or, "and where would you be today if your grandfather had lived by those words?"

Or, she could have connected to the shoulder massage saying, "Yes, Doug, you are dying. I felt it when I touched you. You haven't long. What do you want to leave as your contribution? Dead animals? Displaced people? Or, a renewal of life, and healing for some part of the Earth."

Those are two answers I've come up with, I hope others will come up with some better ideas, because there are lots of "Dougs" in the world outside the cinema theater.

By the way, I searched and many other websites looking for the name of her song, and the words in Spanish or English. I couldn't find anything. Where can I find this information?

Reviewed by ladynakia 1 / 10

Don't go see this movie. Just eat a $10 bill instead. You will still come out ahead.

I was so upset about this movie that I almost asked the theater for my money back.

The movie starts out promising, but heavy handed- Selma Hayek does a great job of portraying a two dimensional brown woman who eschews make-up, high heels and pretensions. Instead she's a 'healer' who loves her goats and thinks that the world needs help, but in this non-concrete, ineffective tree hugging hippie sort of way.

The other characters are similarly two-dimensional, rich tropes trying to have a good time chatting about nothing while Selma 'ruins the party' with her awkward conversation about heavy topics.

No one is relatable in this film.

The plot drones on and it's like watching a train-wreck of awkward personal interactions. Its mostly boring but uncomfortable, even when there are confrontations and 'sparks fly'.

Then after all of that, the ending is THE WORST. For whatever reason while the happy rich white people are lighting lanterns, she decides to go drown herself in the ocean which ends the film. This makes no sense and is just pathetic. Even my bad ideas are better than this, and I don't make them into movies.

This movie was so bad that I made an account with IMDb just so I could warn other people about how awful it is. Please don't go see this. Just have a drink instead.

Reviewed by JohnK_Wright_V 7 / 10

SPOILER---I wished the ending was switched.

My wife and I waited so long to watch this and we both were so disappointed in the ending.

I am going to talk about the ending, so please do not read any more unless you have already watched the movie.

I wish that Director Miguel Arteta could release another DVD or Theatrical Release with an alternate ending.

The movie would have been better if Director Arteta would have just switched the "dream" sequence ending with the actual ending. I think it would have a better ending if John Lithgow's character turned to Beatriz and said, "What are you doing?" which prompts Beatriz to talk with him before leaving the house.

My suggestion is that keep this entire scene as the "dream" sequence.

When Lithgow's character confronts Beatriz as to what she is doing as she is in a trance, let Beatriz drop the knife but pick it up again and have the ending be the stabbing with everyone around her.

Have Beatriz calmly walk out of the house and get in the wrecker as her car is being towed.

I think it would make a lot more sense for her to look back at her life, what she just did, and then walk into the ocean.

I wish the movie would have shared more about her husband, her daughter, and whoever she was talking on the phone about the old days growing up in the mangroves in Mexico.

I can't wait for Beatriz at Dinner Part 2!

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