DVD - 2020
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With his eighth and most personal film, Alfonso Cuaron recreated the early 1970s Mexico City of his childhood, narrating a tumultuous period in the life of a middle-class family through the experiences of Cleo, the indigenous domestic worker who keeps the household running. Charged with the care of four small children abandoned by their father, Cleo tends to the family even as her own life is shaken by personal and political upheavals.
Publisher: [United States] : The Criterion Collection, 2020.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
ISBN: 9781681436579
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 135 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


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Apr 17, 2021

Beautiful, heartbreaking deserves the oscar . Deeply emotional film. It made me and my girlfriend cry many times, sometimes for joy and other times for sadness. will be a classic forever. Wow !!!

VaughanPLDonnalee Apr 05, 2021

This movie is different. Some people might love it, others will complain that it is slow-paced and not much happens. I thought it was a beautiful film. The black and white cinematography is gorgeous. A beautifully made film. The story is a slice of life story about ordinary people. There are no big action scenes, no big plot twists. The story focuses on a housekeeper and the family she works for in 1970's Mexico. It is specifically about the struggles and joys of regular women. It is rare to see a movie about everyday women and their lives! A housekeeper like Cleo is the type of character that is usually invisible in a movie, just cleaning up after a party while the the movie follows the more exciting storyline of the glamorous main characters. It was refreshing to have a movie that focused on a character like Cleo. The movie feels very intimate, like we are spying on people's personal lives. Overall I thought it was an amazing and emotional film. Highly recommended.

Jan 14, 2021

martial artist's swinging delight.
A latin american movie destined to become classic.

Jan 13, 2021

This is not a DVD. It's Blue Ray. Unwatchable unless you have blue ray player.

Jan 05, 2021

A good picture of a middle class family in Mexico City in the early nineteen seventies with the touching role of the indigenous nanny and domestic help. The acting is very good and genuine.
The additional disk about the process of making the movie is worth to watch.

Nov 08, 2020

Very natural acting which, with a little patience, pulled me in. Having enjoyed many vacations in Mexico, I loved seeing the “old” Mexico.

Nov 02, 2020

Not up to expectations. I am a foreign film and indie movie fan, but after 40 minutes switched it off and sighed with relief. Not sure the point, it's just not up to par.

Sep 22, 2020

Well, this one was not for us which was disappointing because I had heard that it was good. We made it through about 5 or 6 minutes of water sloshing on a tile floor while the opening credits ran and we eventually made it past the part with the naked guy doing the martial arts routine but at that point, we decided we had seen enough--literally.

Aug 15, 2020

Roma = Amor, Colonia Roma with Art deco style.
2001 Space Odyssey.
Ford Galaxie sedan.

Jun 29, 2020

Cinematic beauty at its finest. A must-see. That is all that needs to be said.

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Jan 16, 2020

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