Inspiriert von John Cassavetes Film “Gloria”, erzählt Erick Zoncka die Geschichte einer nicht minder fabelhaften und trinkfesten Verliererin (Tilda Swinton), die von Zoncka auf eine Reise bis nach Mexiko geschickt wird.
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Tilda is always great when she is playing some kind of really fucked-up character. Better than when she is trying to be sane. And in this one she speaks American! Important fact: Tilda and I have the same birthday- Guy Fawkes Day :-)
Logical descent into a tightening spiral of paranoia and desperation edged by a subtle sense of maternalism. Swinton plays an ace in a role that should attract little sympathy but she manages to lace it with well judged and thought-through emotion. It's overlong but has a fascinating underbelly rooted in the blackest of farces.
Tilda is such a treasure! This picture is such a breath of fresh air, it is really a provoking picture, its dirty and ugly at times. But yet it has this power that it just grabs you and makes you see this character's reality. The ending is so fantasic it left me really wanting her to get want she wants, she wins you over, when in fact its wrong on what she has done. It's just a great film.
An alcoholic disaster kidnaps a child and runs to Mexico in a vain attempt to put her life back on course with the promise of quick cash. The film owes much to the Gena Rowlands vehicle; Gloria. There are times when Swinton embodies Rowlands to such perfection that it seems caricature. This gives way halfway through the movie however, when all the trappings dissolve and what is left is a mediocre crime film.
An awful story expressed brilliantly. This is one of those films that has a story that is difficult to watch because everything that could go wrong does and then gets worse. Direction and cinematography are tops, however, revealing just enough of the important details and in sometimes stunning, sometimes grotesque manners. Definitely a bared-truth human drama of incontinence and greed.