- 7 months ago
Anger about the current administration is what the producers of BEATRIZ AT DINNER are banking on to sell this so-called comedy. Salma Hayek plays a demure, holistic healer thrown into a dinner party for rich capitalists by a mere coincidence. What begins as a dialogue-driven piece of realistic commentary becomes a cage match of archetypes as Beatriz fends off the cavalier remarks of Doug (John Lithgow, standing in for Trump). The characters are never really fleshed out as human beings, but you can tell politics is the point. A weird climax and conclusion is out of step with the rest of the film. You can download the podcast here by right-clicking on the hypertext link and choosing "save as", or you can use the convenient player attached to this post. Check out this episode!