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Movie Breakdown: Cesar Chavez

March 27, 2014


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!

The Impression:

Diego Luna directs a movie about Cesar Chavez, grape connoisseur and civil rights activist.

The Reality:

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.

The Lesson:

Go easy on the drama.

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