BEATRIZ AT DINNER REVIEWED
“Beatriz at Dinner” wants to be something else. It wants to use a flighty and eccentric central figure to comment on the vulgarity and rude nature of the upper class. But, you can’t be clever and still be an unaware ass. Salma Hayek delivers an award-worthy performance, but the film isn’t supporting what she wants to do. As a result, this movie morphs into this weird attack on all classes that ultimately ends with a kinda nihilistic final statement. I dig the work of Arteta & White, so I’m not sure what happened here. Oh well, it’ll probably end up gaining a cult following.
- 1.85:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1