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Beatriz at Dinner - Film Review

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by Aisling Bermingham (subscribe)
I am a lifestyle and happiness blogger living in sunny Perth, Western Australia. For all things happiness related please visit my blog
Published September 20th 2017
Watch Salma Hayek in her outstanding performance as Beatriz

I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the movie Beatriz at Dinner at the beautiful Luna Cinema in Leederville (side note if you haven't been to this cinema you really should check it out it's really a treat!).

Beatriz at Dinner
stars Salma Hayek (Beatriz) and John Lithgow (Doug) as they go head-to-head at a dinner party.

Beatriz (Hayek) is a SoCal massage therapist with a spiritual bent. After her car breaks down during a home visit with billionaire's wife Cathy, Beatriz is invited to stay the night and attend a lavish dinner party being thrown by her husband for his new business partners, Alex (JayDuplass) and Doug (Lithgow). But as the evening wears on and Doug's boasting wears thin, Beatriz's bemusement gives way to anger, and the party's shaky veneer will come tumbling down.

Beatriz is a kind-hearted healer who believes in a different world to the other dinner guests and refuses to be silenced during a lively debate around the dinner table.

This movie shines a very bright light on the difference of opinions of people based on their economic standing and percieved privilege which at times proves for uncomfortable but brilliant viewing.

This thought-provoking movie should be watched by all, giving those who feel like they do not have a voice the courage to use it, and those whose voice is already heard a platform to think about whether their actions are something to be proud of.

The season starts at Luna Leederville from September 28.

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