Julie Taymor directs this Oscar-winning biopic of painter Frida Kahlo, focusing on her often rocky relationship with husband Diego Rivera and her controversial political and sexual reputation (she was a communist and openly bisexual).
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- Julie Taymor
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 2003 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- 2003 Academy Award®
- Best Music Score
- Best Makeup
- Best Actress nominee: Salma Hayek
- Best Costume Design nominee
- Best Music Song nominee
- Best Art Direction nominee
RSexuality/nudity and language
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; conversation with Salma Hayek; selected scene commentary by composer Elliot Goldenthal.
English, Spanish (Neutral), English SDHClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 HDOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; cast and crew interviews; making-of featurette; additional featurettes.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie is a graphic and explicit rendering of the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek), and in particular, her rocky relationship with fellow artist and husband Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina). There is a lot sex shown between the couple and with their various alternate lovers, including women with whom both Frida and Diego cheat. The atmosphere of almost every scene is charged with either sexual or violent tension, or both. When Frida suffers a miscarriage, the fetus is shown preserved in formaldehyde while she sketches it into a painting. The couple's affiliation with socialist ideologues, especially Leon Trotsky (Geoffrey Rush), brings violence to the forefront -- from barroom brawls to attempted assassinations. Celebration scenes are marked by the presence of copious alcohol consumption, and near the end of her life, Frida is shown to become dependent on various pain medications due to complications from injuries received in a bus accident earlier in her life. The film glorifies Frida and Diego as important artists, while it also shows the misery that they endured.
- Sexual Content
- Multiple scenes of sexual intercourse, rampant marital infidelity, graphic miscarriage scene, and discussion of all the above.
- Fistfights, shootings, verbal arguments.
- Very strong language.
- Social Behavior
- Romanticizes the tortured life of married artists who constantly disrespect their marital commitments.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Celebration of drinking and smoking, use of drugs to dull pain of medical condition.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it