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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - David Strat­ton

Beatriz at Din­ner (M) Beatriz at Din­ner is a very up-to-the-minute re­flec­tion on Amer­i­can so­ci­ety and frames its po­lit­i­cal com­men­tary within the con­fines of a meal dur­ing which per­son­al­i­ties bit­terly clash. Puerto Ri­can-born di­rec­tor Miguel Arteta sets his film in the lav­ish home of ex­tremely pros­per­ous Amer­i­cans lo­cated within a gated com­mu­nity. The hosts, Kathy (Con­nie Brit­ton) and Grant (David Warshof­sky), are en­ter­tain­ing busi­ness friends with pow­er­ful con­nec­tions. There’s an un­likely ad­di­tional guest at din­ner, Beatriz (Mex­i­can su­per­star Salma Hayek). The guests are all clearly dis­com­fited by the pres­ence of a Mex­i­can wo­man. The screen­play, by Matt White, grad­u­ally in­creases the ten­sion in this sit­u­a­tion and we won­der how it will all be re­solved.

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