Amores Perros (2000)


“[to Octavio] You and your plans. You know what my grandmother used to say? If you want to make God laugh… tell Him your plans.” – Susana

Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 Oct 2019)

Brief Synopsis – Three stories that all revolve around a terrible car accident as the characters all seek redemption and love in some form or another.

My Take on it – As many of you probably already know, I’m not the biggest fan of foreign language films and usually do what I can to avoid watching them.

This film was recently suggested to me, so I decided to see what it was all about especially since I’m quite enjoyed many of Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s films (including his anthologies that are similar to this one in layout.

This was actually his first anthology of this sort and it works quite well in weaving together three very diverse stories that normally one would find it very difficult to find a common thread between them.

The film revolves around a terrible car accident that affects each of the stories but whats clever is that each story meets up with the accident at different intervals in the plot; one at the beginning, one in the middle and also one in the end which helps make each story feel even more unique even when dealing with the connecting thread.

I really enjoyed seeing parts of each of the stories overlapping within other parts of the story since it shows how each of our lives overlaps with others even when we aren’t fully aware of it.

Each of these stories have similar themes dealing with love and loss and it’s quite intriguing how they all deal with these themes from different perspectives and viewpoints which helps make things feel even more fresh and mysterious as each of the story lines moves forward.

Bottom Line – Interesting film that finds a clever way to weave together three different storylines that would normally be hard to find a connecting thread between them. Liked the way that we get some elements of each of the storylines as things progress even when we don’t really know how they all will become connected later on.  Each of the three stories deal with similar themes about love and loss but view these themes from very different perspectives which helps make it feel quite fresh and mysterious as we get to watch how things unfold. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The first film in a loose trilogy of death, all directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga. The next two films were 21 Grams (2003) and Babel (2006). Between them, all three films earned 10 Academy Award nominations. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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2 thoughts on “Amores Perros (2000)

  1. A great film, and one of the most contemplative dog movies ever made. Dogs on film tend to be lovable scamps who melt the human characters’ hearts but they’re quite differently used here. The dogs are really the stars of the film.

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