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As for the Pulp Fiction charge, this movie bears about as much relation to that movie as Picasso, in his early, rough stage, does to Andy Warhol's soup cans. In Amores Perros, the violence, and, hence, the feeling, is real; in Pulp Fiction, it's trendy posing. We cringe at the gore and we giggle at the jokes, then we forget the whole pop culture soufflé Tarantino has served up. The people in Amores Perros are blood and guts--crude, yes, and occassionally ugly, but there's no doubt they're the real thing. Quentin Tarantino has never delved this deeply.
I give this movie four stars instead of five because it's still at times subject to a youthful impetuousness that fits the first story beautifully but not the other two. It's not quite great, but it's still mighty impressive. And the middle story about the model losing her leg and enduring a romantic crisis with her lover is in the end rather tiresome--it's undeniably felt by the actors, but it seems like tawdry bourgeois angst or an episode from a melodramatic telenovela next to the urban blight and horrors of the first and third stories.
The first story stars Gael Garcia Bernal, who later became well known for his roles in "Y Tu Mama Tambien" and "The Crime of Padre Amaro". He wants to earn money to run away with his young sister-in-law who is being mistreated by his brother. And so he uses his dog in dogfights. The film opens with a wild chase scene in which he is fleeing from a competing dog fighter. That's when the accident occurs.
The second story is about a beautiful model and her lover who leaves his wife and children for her. She has a dog, which she loves as if it were a child. She is injured in the accident and becomes wheelchair bound. When her little dog gets trapped under the floorboards in her new apartment, the story escalates.
The third story is about a homeless man, a former revolutionary, who makes his living as an assassin. He owns several dogs and rescues the fighting dog from the accident. As the story moves along we discover that his has abandoned his family years before. His grown daughter thinks he is dead and has no idea that he follows her around.
This is a very simple outline of the story but it is much more than that. Each character is deeply developed and I felt I was inside of each of them.Read more ›
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One of m favorite movies EVER! And just think, this is one of Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu's FIRST FILMS! Read morePublished 4 months ago by MLP
A must see. Made me very emotional. Just watch it!!!! Oh but it has some gruesome(little bit) scenarios.Published 6 months ago by whatsup.
This movie made me feel really sad, and definitely just like the movie "Crash", same director.Published 7 months ago by Baron Marsh
Are you tired of samo samo hollywood style film?
Try this one.
It's quite different and fresh.
There are actually three stories combined together. Read more