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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