Salma Hayek stars in this visually-striking biopic about the famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, following her rise to fame in the art world as well as her many illicit love affairs with men and women alike.
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Alfred Molina as Diego Rivera and Selma Hayek as Frida Kahlo are superb. The vivacity of Frida's surrealist art, as a cathartic act that transcends the limitations of physical and mental anguish, remains a profound feminist and sociological statement of intent. Taymor's direction gives ample exposition of Mexican culture and the personal plight of Frida. A good film, a great artist. 3.5
Salma Hayek is very good in the challenging role of such a compelling personality.But,perhaps the film should have been in Spanish,because of its sense of history.The vibrant colours fits a film about artists,a good introduction to her art and Mexican culture.
Wish there had been more of Geoffrey Rush as Trotsky.
I wanted to like this more than I did. The final product feels fragmented, lacking a coherence necessary if a film covers over 30 years. I felt the dialogue and performances were not good in some parts but I enjoyed Molina and Golino but especially Judd. I wasn't too sure about the film being in English, it felt contrived. It's a nice film showing local color and serving as a small intro to Mexico, but not much else.
Una convencional biografia de Frida Kahlo pensada màs para el lucimiento de Salma Hayek (quien tambien funge como productora del film) que para otra cosa. Despues de serias disputas con Jennifer Lopez, quien tambien se mostrò interesada por el papel, los estudios se decidieron por el proyecto de la Hayek. No obstante, el resultado palidece frente a la extraordinaria versiòn protagonizada por Ofelia Medina en 1983.
I have seen it 3 years ago and decided to see it again because at the time I hated it and now I think it's ok but still not a good movie and it doesn't really reflect the deep painful life of frida and has some history mistakes
(and still don't understand why is this in english it just doesn't make sense)
Frida Kahlo: They say never trust a limping dog or the tears of a woman.
Her life was a tragic poem full of passion and personality. This is the kind of film in which you can learn and admire a rich culture in all its beauty. And Frida, she is a light hard stone. Only her own body could control the rhytm of her radical life.