People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different. In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing lead us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all. Read on!
Diego Luna directs a movie about Cesar Chavez, grape connoisseur and civil rights activist.
I did not like Cesar Chavez. It is a film loaded with contrived, overly dramatic speeches and actions that repeatedly fall flat when it comes to actually making what’s happening on the screen matter. In fact, I just kept wanting Cesar and his followers to hurry up and get what they wanted so that I could escape the theater before I succeeded in rolling my eyes directly out of my head. If you want to learn about Cesar Chavez, just read his Wikipedia page. It’s better in all aspects.
Go easy on the drama.