Beatriz at Dinner
Opens Jul 7, 2017
Salma Hayek stars as Beatriz, a kind-hearted and fiercely principled spiritual healer from a small Mexican town who now has clients all throughout Los Angeles County. Late one day, Beatriz finds herself stranded at the home of Cathy (Connie Britton), a wealthy and adoring regular. Cathy invites Beatriz to stay for dinner with her husband's business associates. Soon Beatriz is conversing with Doug (John Lithgow), an equally determined real estate tycoon with his own set of principles. Sparks fly in this engrossing, witty film from Miguel Arteta and Mike White (Chuck & Buck).
"A delicious satire with a marvelous Lithgow and a never-better Hayek. To praise it for its political relevance would be to underestimate its subtlety and specificity. What gives the movie its unsettling power is its ear for the rhythms and evasions of small talk — a polite, patrician language for which Beatriz has neither the aptitude nor the patience." (Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times)