Saturday, March 31, 2012

Miss Bala (2011)

Director: Gerardo Naranjo. Cast: Stephanie Sigman, Noe Hernandez, Irene Azuela. 113 min. Rated R. Mexico. Drama.

A teenager in Mexico is excited about the prospects of entering the "Miss Baja California" beauty pageant, but ends up dealing with some brutal drug cartels. A depressing movie throughout, mainly because there's no chance one could survive as a hero in such a world. And there's full use of a famous movie cliche: the TV is always telling news exactly about the movie's story. So the only reason to watch this is to check out the protagonist's (Sigman's) acting, as her haunting stare should give her a shot at stardom. Future would tell.

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