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Roma (2018)

R | | Drama | 21 November 2018 (USA)
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A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

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Alfonso Cuarón

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Alfonso Cuarón
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yalitza Aparicio ... Cleo
Marina de Tavira ... Sra. Sofía
Diego Cortina Autrey ... Toño
Carlos Peralta ... Paco
Marco Graf ... Pepe
Daniela Demesa ... Sofi
Nancy García García ... Adela
Verónica García ... Sra. Teresa
Andy Cortés Andy Cortés ... Ignacio
Fernando Grediaga ... Sr. Antonio
Jorge Antonio Guerrero ... Fermín
José Manuel Guerrero Mendoza José Manuel Guerrero Mendoza ... Ramón
Latin Lover Latin Lover ... Profesor Zovek
Zarela Lizbeth Chinolla Arellano Zarela Lizbeth Chinolla Arellano ... Dra. Velez
José Luis López Gómez José Luis López Gómez ... Pediatra
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A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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There are periods in history that scar societies and moments in life that transform us as individuals.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity, some disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Mexico | USA

Release Date:

21 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roma See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Fermín: And I started drinking, and then huffing. I was dying. But then I discovered martial arts. And everything came into focus. Just like when you look at me.
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Himno Nacional Mexicano
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It's the journey, not the destination
16 December 2018 | by grantssSee all my reviews

Mexico City, 1970. An upper-middle-class family live a reasonably average, mundane existence. Their maid, Cleo, is an observer to their domestic existence but she has a life of her own. This is her story.

Good drama, directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y tu mamá también). Slow-burning yet very engaging. You get sucked in by Cleo's story and feel with her as her life takes its twists and turns.

While it's a great drama, there's some quite funny moments too, and a tongue-in-cheek nod by Cuarón to his own film, Gravity.

Superb cinematography, with some shots that could be straight out of a photography exhibit.

Not particularly powerful or profound though. I kept waiting for the plot to lead to something that tied everything together, a single event that made all the (what appeared to be) build-up worth while. There is an event towards the end that does give meaning to some of what came before but things then quickly go back to the Act 1-like feel.

This all said, this movie is not about providing great profundity or a dramatic conclusion. It's about life and its journey, and what an engaging journey it is.


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