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  • Summary: Two interlaced stories unfold over the course of the same long, hot day in a resort town of Acapulco. The first involves Fernanda, who is forced to deal with the sudden emergence of her ex-lover. Her current boyfriend must compete with the intense sexual tension that Fernanda and her ex-love share. The second story concerns Jamie, an office worker with hidden indiscretions, attempting suicide in a beachfront hotel until a precocious and equally dishonest teenage girl disrupts his plans. (IFC Films) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    80
    "Amores Perros" is a yappy whelp compared to this striking degrees-of-separation drama by Mexican writer-director Gerardo Naranjo.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    75
    In many ways, Drama/Mex is a typical Iñárritu-style mélange of souls in crisis, bouncing off each other in unexpected ways.
  3. 75
    You want to hate his characters? Go ahead. You want to feel sympathy for them? That's OK too. In either case, you'll be shaken by Drama/Mex.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    70
    An unerring compositional eye plus firm control of an inventive structure keep Drama/Mex well within the attention span, even when the script wanders without seeming to know why.
  5. Visually arresting but thematically uneven, Gerardo Naranjo's fictional snapshot of a gritty Mexican beach is simply too desperate to shock us.
  6. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    60
    Skipping from one story to another and scrambling their relative chronologies, Drama/Mex presents a flashy package, but that only reveals the paucity of its ideas.
  7. Drama/Mex means to say something about its country of origin, though it’s hard to know exactly what.

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