Salma Hayek Confronts with Wit in First Trailer for 'Beatriz at Dinner'

April 12, 2017
Source: YouTube

Beatriz at Dinner Trailer

"This can't possibly end well." Roadside Attractions has unveiled an official trailer for the rebellious indie comedy Beatriz at Dinner, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January this year. Salma Hayek stars as a woman from a small town in Mexico now working as a health practitioner in Los Angeles, who accompanies a friend to a dinner party. Hosted by a billionaire, played by John Lithgow, she goes to town and argues with them about all of their insane bullshit. The cast includes Connie Britton, Chloƫ Sevigny, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass and David Warshofsky. This looks kind of amazing. I'm a bit sad I didn't see this at Sundance, I'm particularly excited to catch up with it now. Kick some rich ass, Salma!

Here's the first official trailer for Miguel Arteta's Beatriz at Dinner, direct from YouTube:

Beatriz at Dinner Movie

Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same. Beatriz at Dinner is directed by Puerto Rican filmmaker Miguel Arteta, of the films Chuck & Buck, The Good Girl, Youth in Revolt, Cedar Rapids, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day previously. The screenplay is written by comedian-actor-filmmaker Mike White, who has written scripts for Arteta for many years. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Roadside Attractions will release Beatriz at Dinner in select theaters starting June 9th this summer.

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That might be something very good. Salma Hayek finally plays someone interesting...

shiboleth on Apr 12, 2017


I think it's great to see her sink her teeth into something dramatic again. Those trashy movies she was doing were all terrible.

DAVIDPD on Apr 12, 2017


Definitely, can't agree more. Looking forward to this ...

shiboleth on Apr 12, 2017


Really? "Frida" wasn't interesting?

RAW_D on Apr 12, 2017


That was long time ago, wasn't it?

shiboleth on Apr 12, 2017


That's the beauty of period pieces...they don't really age... But 2002 if you want to be specific. You originally stated was that Salma Hayek FINALLY plays someone interesting, as if her previous roles weren't interesting. I countered your statement with "Frida" because I thought she was very interesting and it was a good movie to boot!

RAW_D on Apr 13, 2017


I wouldn't go against that. In a long run, and I can't remember all of her films right now, I would agree that she had good films. Definitely. But not for a long time. She's just another actress, I guess, who need a good film but is not happy with her choices

shiboleth on Apr 13, 2017


I see what you're saying. Taking the "pay the rent roles" for the last several years. Keanu Reeves was MIA for awhile there as well. Glad they're BOTH back to getting roles worth their caliber.

RAW_D on Apr 13, 2017


It's more business than art. I guess, we all need to be reminded of that from time to time. I certainly am following some of the actors/actress and wish them better films. I am very glad she's doing this one, it looks really like it might be something good ... Thanks for your response ... Cheers ...

shiboleth on Apr 14, 2017


This looks like a modern interpretation of 12 ANGRY MEN.

DAVIDPD on Apr 12, 2017


Humm. A revisited take of "un diner de con" or dinner for shmucks.

tarek on Apr 12, 2017


Perfect example of art imitating life? Great cast, looks very interesting.

RAW_D on Apr 12, 2017


*MASSIVE EYEROLL* OMG this is so terrible it falls into the basket of those other terrible movies that did terrible called "Miss Sloane" and "Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?" You could pretty much summarize this movie as two terrible stereotypes with vastly different political ideologies come together for dinner. Of course the saint is the Mexican immigrant because leftism + Hollywood.

backwardsprogress on Apr 17, 2017

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