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Hot Take: Beatriz at Dinner | Movie Hot Take
Hot Take: "Inspired by the Trump era" might have been a worthy tagline in the opening credits. Salma Hayek and John Lithgow deliver great performances in this art house summer think piece. Too bad it couldn't stick the landing. Usually, when someone says, "This hasn't been a great year for movies," it is hyperbole. 2017 has not been a great year for movies, though. At this point last year, we had already enjoyed Sing Street, Hell or High Water, Everybody Wants Some!! and The Witch. All 4 ended the year in my top 10. If, by the end of this year, my current #1 (Wonder Woman) is still in the top 10, I'll be shocked. Beatriz at Dinner is indeed one of the better movies of this year and, if it weren't for a rather ambiguous, disappointing ending, it may have challenged Wonder Woman for the top spot. Beatriz at Dinner is obviously harvested from current events. Beatriz is a physical therapist (Salma Hayek). During the visit to a client's house, her car breaks down. The client, Cathy (Connie