Movie of the Week

Javier Bardem stars in this motion picture film, as Uxbal. Set in Barcelona, we follow the story of a struggling middleman, who sells fake brand names items. He is the father of two children and his seperated wife, who suffers from bipolar, flits in and out of their lives, always casuing chaos. He is diagnosed by his doctor as having a short time to live and we become privy to his world, as the pieces start to fall apart.

This film is directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inamitu, who also directed Babel and 21 grams. Biutiful won Best Foreign Film at the Oscars and Javier Bardem picked up Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival.

The title of this film comes from the misspelling of the word beautiful by the character's daughter. In my opinion this is Javier Bardem's best performance to date and I am excited to watch him in future projects.

"...devoted father, tormentd lover, mystified son, underground businessman, ghost seeker, spiritual sensitive, consumer-googs pirate, guilty conscience and urban survivor..."

This is the best movie I have watched in 2011 and I give it a 10/10.It is an absolutely beautiful portrayal of human emotion and the outstanding performance of Bardem is what really makes it an epic tale.



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