“Beatriz at Dinner” stars Salma Hayek, backed by a rather notable cast including Connie Britton, John Lithgow, Chloë Sevigny and Jay Duplass. Comedian John Early has a small recurring role as a waiter.
This is a very post-Donald Trump movie.
Hayek plays Beatriz, a Mexican immigrant who works as a massage therapist in Los Angeles. After she finishes a shift with a rich client at a mansion, Beatriz’s car breaks down and the client invites her to stay for dinner. That’s when Beatriz meets another guest, a rude real estate mogul who doesn’t like Mexican immigrants (played by Lithgow). Obviously, there are parallels to Trump.
Here’s the trailer:
What Else Is New This Week
It’s a very short list this week. Ken Marino directed “How to Be a Latin Lover” and that has a surprisingly decent cast, including Salma Hayek again. But the movie gets just 38 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, so it’s probably not worth your time.
“You Are Wanted” is a German import that’s apparently kind of like “Mr. Robot.” I could barely find any reviews, however, and it doesn’t seem like it has connected at all with American audiences.