29 July 2010
Amores Perros (2000)
If you want to make God laugh... tell Him your plans.
So basically: In Mexico City, three stories are connected through a car accident. Octavio is in love with his brother's wife and wants to run away with her, to get her far away from her abusive husband. In order to raise the money to leave, he enters his dog into the underground dog fighting competition, where he does very well. Everything is going according to plan until he comes home and both his brother and love are gone. Valeria is a famous model who is having an affair with a married man. They move in together with their dog, Richie. Unfortunately, their bliss cannot last - Valeria breaks her leg in the car accident and Richie falls into a rat-infested hole in their apartment. Valeria then struggles with her failing career, her love for a married man, and her lost dog. El Chivo is a homeless man and a hitman for hire. He is hired by a man to kill his brother. As he is preparing for this job, he struggles with his love for the daughter he never knew and finding a dog in the car crash.
I'm sorry, but I honestly cannot say I like this movie. It was recommended to me by a friend and, going into it, I had no idea what it was about. The first story I got interested in, but as soon as it switched to Valeria's, I lost interest. And the third story couldn't regain that interest. If you ask me, they should have just made a movie about Octavio's life. It would have been so much better. It's also really, really long for the kind of movie it is.
No, I don't think this movie deserves to be on the list at all.
Ziggi seal of disapproval!