A Mexican immigrant who works as an alternative healer (Salma Hayek) is invited to join a dinner party at the home of a wealthy client, where she gets into a heated argument with a ruthless real-estate tycoon (John Lithgow) over the morality of his business practices. Chloë Sevigny, Connie Britton, and Jay Duplass co-star. Directed by Miguel Arteta and written by Mike White, BEATRIZ AT DINNER made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Mark Mothersbaugh - Film and TV Composer, RUSHMORE (1998)
Miguel Arteta - Hispanic writer-director - "Star Maps"
Mike White - Screenwriter/actor
Sean Higgins - Sound Effects Editor; Re-Recording Mixer
Fiona Walsh Heinz
Enrique Castillo - Actor/"Blood In Blood Out
John Lithgow - American Actor
Connie Britton - Actress/"Brothers..."
Salma Hayek - Actress, FRIDA
Chloë Sevigny - Actress, BOYS DON'T CRY, KIDS
Jay Duplass - Director, THE PUFFY CHAIR (2006)
Soledad St. Hilaire - Actor, REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES (2002)
Pamela Drake Wilson - Actor
"[Hayek] exudes empathy and pathos without being matronly or sanctimonious, and proves an unpredictable foil to Lithgows not-Trump Trump." - 05/01/2017 Film Comment
3 stars out of 4 -- "Lithgows smartly modulated performance as Strutt is the key here, since the actor allows us to observe just how such a vile, egotistical-yet-ingratiating captain of industry could easily manipulate others to do his bidding while justifying the often-deadly sins against humanity and the planet in general." - 06/09/2017 RogerEbert.com
"[An] enjoyable comedy of manners....There is much to admire in BEATRIZ FOR DINNER's attention to character detail." -- Grade: B- - 06/07/2017 A.V. Club
"BEATRIZ AT DINNER is a darkly comic fantasy about an empathetic, nature-loving Latina healer who comes face to face with a racist, vulgar, thoroughly despicable member of the 1%." - 06/07/2017 Los Angeles Times
"BEATRIZ AT DINNER has been directed with subtle but damning chamber-comedy finesse by Miguel Arteta and written by that great deadpan satirist Mike White..." - 06/15/2017 Boston Globe
"[A] well-written and well-acted social satire pitting a Trumpian billionaire against a socially conscious, spiritually enlightened Mexican immigrant." - 06/15/2017 Chicago Sun-Times
3 stars out of 4 -- "Salma Hayek gives the performance of her career in this stealth weapon of a comedy from director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Mike White, one that takes aim at the divided and divisive world we live in." - 06/08/2017 Rolling Stone
"The cast are all exquisitely matched, the tension of their interplay simmering throughout, but its down to Hayek and Lithgow to duke it out and their intense discussion makes for a fascinating and provocative duel." - 06/07/2017 The Guardian
"[A] small-scale but elegantly deft squirmfest that features a luminous performance by Salma Hayek." - 01/24/2017 Variety
"[A] delicate, mournful, mystical little movie about the porous membrane that defines all our bubbles, and how tenuous its surface tension can be when severely tested." - 06/15/2017 Washington Post