Frida Movie Review Summary

Actors: Alfred Molina and Selma Hayek

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This film tells the story of 20th century Mexican artist Frida Khalo, known for her shocking self-portraits.
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Frida is an innocent, wild, societal-norm-defying teenager and student enjoying a carefree life in Mexico with her family and boyfriend. Soon however, she has a violent, tragic bus accident that left her forever changed. Nearly killed, she survived. Nearly paralyzed, after months of surgeries and lying immobile in body casts, she walked again. During those many months, she learned to pour her time and her pain into painting.

Over her life she would continue to cast the ever-increasing, eventually crippling pain and injuries from her accident into her paintings. She would also breathe into them her wild, unconventional life, her affairs with men and women including Trotsky, and her tumultuous marriage to also famous artist the passionate but unfaithful Diego Rivera.

The review of this Movie prepared by Lucy Cruell

"Frida", produced by Julie Taymor, presents the life of Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo,in a vibrant, colorful film, full of music, love, and heartbreak. At the center is the artist's struggle for recognition and identity, despite an accident injuring her spinal column when a young woman. Married to the famous Diego Rivera, she emerges as an artist in her own right . The film takes you through Frida's major events in her life, accompanied by an engaging soundtrack and vivid depictions of her art.
The review of this Movie prepared by Betty-Jeanne Korson

Script Analysis of Frida

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Getting ahead in:    -   entertainment world Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   artist Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius    -   Physically sick


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   licking    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing    -   Some foul language If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing

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