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13 Ratings

The Good Girls

Las niñas bien

Mexico, 2018


A well-to-do socialite and her husband must wrestle with the impact of Mexico’s 1982 economic crisis.

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The Good Girls Directed by Alejandra Marquez Abella

Critics reviews

The mostly female creative team of THE GOOD GIRLS captures every calculation the “good girls” in this film make. An interesting score by composer Tomás Barreiro denies us the opportunity to luxuriate in their beautiful, but cold world.
October 12, 2018
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Márquez Abella employs a supple visual style, rooted in Ophülsian camera movements, to convey the seductive charm of the characters’ ostentatious milieu and the graceful flexibility they need to navigate it. . . . This isn’t bad, but I wish the film’s bitter humor were more pronounced, as the social observations, when presented straight, don’t feel particularly fresh.
October 09, 2018
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Márquez Abella offers a film that seeks to distance itself from empathizing with its sometimes ironic but never patronizing portrait of the usual victimizers, with the idea that they can be considered victims too.
September 15, 2018
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