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Biutiful

A 2011 movie directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu

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  • Feb 13, 2011
In case anyone wanted a little more insight into how the film was made, here is a link to my interview with Biutiful's beautiful star, Javier Bardem ... http://blacksheepreviews.blogspot.com/2011/0...iews-javier-bardem.html
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February 13, 2011
thanks! I need to send out a bulletin about that link!
 
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review by . January 30, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
A Marathon of Despair, Self-Loathing And Remorse Of A Dying Man...
Films that depict a bleak, real and depressing story have always held an attraction to me. Not exactly sure as to why, but it seems like I may not be the only one since director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s second feature film after “Babel” and his first Spanish language directed film since Amores Perros has been nominated in the Best Foreign Language film category in 2011’s Academy awards. “Biutiful” is a film about a man who is dying from cancer and has only …
review by . June 07, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
***1/2 out of ****     "Biutiful", the new film from Spanish director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, plays out as some kind of test. A test of patience, a test of morality, or be it a test of our ability to perceive a film; "Biutiful" never stops testing in its decently lengthy running time. It's as ambitious and bold as any other Inarritu feature, and about as good as one too. Inarritu has made one of his best films yet with "Biutiful", which is as dreary as modern movies get.   &n …
review by . February 17, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
This movie isn't intended for people who plan to see Just Go With It or The Eagle. This movie is entrenched with misery and tragedy and followed by death. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu leaves nothing to chance in his effort to display tragedy of the human spirit. Everything about this movie from the characters to the environment is falling apart and there is little to do but sit there and be weighted down by people just trying to survive.   Inarritu tells the story of …
review by . January 29, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         In spite of the cumbersome details, Alejandro González Iñárritu's Biutiful is essentially the story of a man who must put his affairs in order before he dies. His name is Uxbal (Oscar nominee Javier Bardem), and he has been diagnosed with advanced-stage cancer, presumably of the prostate. He's a Barcelona career criminal, acting as an intermediary between the underworld and a sweatshop that produces phony designer handbags …
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  • Opened January 28, 2011 | Runtime:2 hr. 27 min.
  • R
    For disturbing images, language, some sexual content, nudity and drug use
  • A man tries to reconcile his desire to be good with his lawless ways in this dark drama from Mexican auteur Alejandro González Iñárritu. Uxbal (Javier Bardem) is a man with a bright side and a dark side. Uxbal is a caring father but Uxbal is also a criminal who oversees a small underground empire alongside fellow crime boss Hai (Taisheng Cheng) and Uxbal's impulsive brother, Tito (Eduard Fernández). Uxbal's dealings range from drugs to construction, but unlike his partners in crime, he tries to treat those around him with dignity even as he trades in human misery. Uxbal's precarious world begins to collapse when he's diagnosed with a serious illness and told he has only a few weeks left to live; he tries to put his affairs in order in the time he has left, but realizes that few around him have any sense of responsibility.
  • Cast: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Eduard Fernández, Diarytou Daff, Cheng Taishen
  • Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • Genres: Psychological DramaDramaFamily Drama
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