Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Biutiful

Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Starring: Javier Bardem, Maricel Alvarez

Barcelona villain, Uxbal (Javier Bardem) is a family man who despite his shady dealings is a loving and dedicated parent. Faced with his own mortality when diagnosed with cancer his world begins to unravel. Separated from his wife (Maricel Alvarez), who suffers bipolar with violent mood swings, who can he turn too? This is a dark, humourless movie of one man's descent into misery. Javier Bardem's performance is arresting but the movie Biutiful, is less so. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.

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