Succumbed to the lure of the video shop and watched FRIDA last night.I was expecting to really enjoy it, but ended up bored...Maybe I've just been over-stimulated lately, but lovely as the film was, visually, it came across as a soulless Hollywood soap opera.
I felt nothing of the daemonic spirit that I imagine must have been very striking, both in Kahlo and Rivera. (No amount of padding and prosthetics could make the lovely Alfred Molina look like a toad, and his Diego was just kinda sweet and cuddly.) As for Ms Hayek, it takes more than facial hair to make a furious tragedy queen.Bah...I'll probably watch it again, sometime, though. might enjoy it more when not expecting so much.