While I would have liked a greater focus on Frida's art, Hayek and Molina's terrific performances as the lead characters of Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera more than make up for that quibble. Their on-screen chemistry is strong, and their characters come alive, with all their flaws, volatility and passion for both art and life. 3 1/2 stars.
A beautiful and seemingly accurate depiction of Frida without overdramatising, demonising or glorifying. Sweet and sour balanced perfectly. Some splashes of quirky, clever cinematography which mirrors her work and blurs the boundaries between life and art. Some beautiful, believable acting from an array of brilliant international actors including our dear, versatile and extremely talented, home-grown, Aussie Actor Geoffrey Rush. Just a taste of the depth of Frida’s life experiences, a teaser which inspires one to delve deeper into her life to learn how this remarkable woman transformed heartache, tragedy and pain into a kaleidoscope of visual expression. The movie does not depict all of her tragic losses and her psychological pain was indeed even greater than that portrayed. No doubt, her art was cathartic for her and provides a unique opportunity to understand that in times of pain, tragedy and loss the emotional, cognitive and somatic elements we experience are universal and we are not alone. One would think the movie would induce a roller coaster of emotions but, like Frida’s art, it rather draws you in, fascinates and captivates you and imbues a sense of beauty even in the face of tragedy. You cannot help but fall in love with this unique, independent, eccentric, gifted, free spirit.
Cannot fault this movie. Beautifully filmed and well acted by a great cast. Such an interesting story.
The colours in this movie are so richly filmed you can almost smell Mexico. Hayek and Mollina were superb, making the total result a movie that is hard to fault. So much to put into one movie and somehow they managed to pull it off.
Great movie. Frida Kahlo was a spirited and amazing individual with a colourful personality and an wild creativity that could not be curbed. Draw a big mono brow on, and embrace the joy and sadness of the film.
A very good biopics! Historically and biographically accurate, beautifully filmed, great cast and acting and the entire movie is very instructive...suitable for above 12 so it's a great movie to stimulate your youngsters into art and good movies!
I have really enjoyed every minute of this film! Magnificently made and a good historically correct story!
Very cultural and entertaining. Loved the colours of Mexico and learning about the life and times of two great artists.
"Frida" is one of the best films I have had the pleasure of watching - Salma Hayeb acts the fiery, pain dogged, tequila swigging, bisexual, magnificent (if somewhat odd) painter with brilliance.
Frida's ambivalent love for her womanising husband is beautifully acted, as is the explosive finale to her struggle with life.
Very highly recommended to all who have an interest in art yet know little of this well regarded Mexican artist of the first half of the twentieth century.
I had trouble with this film as I had just read the book ("The Lacuna") by Barbara Kingsolver (The Tanglewood Bible), and I found the film wanting in explanation of events such as the assassination attempt on Trotsky and his subsequent murder, which the book had well framed. The film is a whole two hours without that, but it could have left out some of the personal history and put in some political explanation instead.
Hayek at her best..a true pro she delivers this on her own..a 8/10 from me..
If you enjoy a untraditional love story, Mexican culture and art and great imagery, this is for you. The sound track is also wonderful. Don't miss it.
Fabulous ... interesting ... a visual feast ... Salma does a wonderful job .... the whole family enjoyed it!
Beautifully acted and shot. A moving story.
stunning colourful movie. Salma Hayek terrific, directors background briefing the best I have heard. Must see for artistic people
I thought this was a great movie, based on a true story. She was a very strong women, living in pain emotionally and physically
Great movie. Really interesting visual effects, like the artist.
Was a good movie, a bit long winded, but was overall a good movie, there always better when you know its a true story anyway.
Excelent movie. The life and time of Kahlo & Rivera is ( close) to the truth depickted.Well worth seeing.
Great story! l loved the colour and the way her art was portrayed in the movie.It was clever adaptation and added to the aura of the artist.
Very interesting movie about her life.
Stylish, well made and well acted. Some slight romantic liberties were taken with historical fact, but they add to the enjoyment so can be forgiven. A pity more was not made of Frida's association with Trotski.
Very original and beautiful visually. Great history lesson. Not for everyone. "Arty" and very long.
I enjoyed this movie, great acting, based on a true story. Definately worth watching.
An interesting movie about an intriguing character. Full of colour and spirit and life it gives you an insight into the world of Frida Kahlo, renown Mexican painter. Two hours is never enough time to go through every major event in a person's life and there are some things in the movie that make a little more sense after coming across these facts later. A thoroughly enjoyable movie, not for the faint of heart, to spark debate and inspire.