Love's a Bitch


Set in Mexico, this is a series of three interlinked stories, exploring many aspects of love. The participants in each of the three stories are never aware of the plotlines in the other two, they touch each other only marginally. The stories are linked by a huge dog, which has an unbeaten record in pit-fighting. The first part revolves around a young man living with his brother and sister-in-law. He has the hots for her, and tries to raise money by fighting the dog, so that he can elope with her. Naturally things do not go as planned, and he has an accident with the stars of the next section, a model and her married lover. The accident also brings the hero of the third section into the picture, he is an ex-guerrilla now living on the streets and doing the occasional assassination for money.
Note: Dog lovers are advised to skip this one, it will just upset them. Spanish language with English subtitles. Original title: Amores Perros.


153 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence) .
Animals, Crime, Drama, On the Art Circuit

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Credits

Cast
Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo, Álvaro Guerrero, Vanessa Bauche, Jorge Salinas
Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu
ScreenplayGuillermo Arriaga
MusicGustavo Santaolalla
CinematographyRodrigo Prieto
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2000
Produced byAltavista Films, Zeta Film

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
14
Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
15
The Cape Times
Christopher Rodrigues
15
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
15
The Star
Derek Wilson
16
Die Burger
Herman Wasserman
15
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
SA City Life
Tony Jackman
15
Box Office
Barbara Goslawski
8
Total Film
Kevin Harley
20
Film Review
Alan Jones
20

What the People say

Internet
570 Netizens
17

Average .. 75%

15

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Certainly an unusual movie, with the staggered timelines and interlinking stories. The middle section is the least interesting. Pretty violent at times, especially with the dogs. The film does explore many different types of love, but, since a lot of the role players come from the lower side of life, they are not really pleasant people and that makes the movie difficult to *enjoy*. Still, I thought it was well done and should appeal to art movie lovers.






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