Gael García Bernal,
Three stories of life along the margins in Mexico City converge in this inventive thriller. Octavio ... read moreis sharing an apartment with his brother, which leads to a serious problem when he falls in love with Susanna, his sister-in-law. Octavio and Susanna want to run away together, but Octavio has no money. He does, however, know a man who stages dog fights, and he volunteers his dog Cofi for the next round of fights. Cofi bravely rises to the occasion, but the dog's success in the ring leads to a violent altercation. Elsewhere, Daniel, a successful publishing magnate, leaves his family to take up with a beautiful model, Valeria. Valeria, however, soon loses a leg in an auto accident, and as Daniel tends to her needs, her tiny pet dog gets trapped under the floorboards of their apartment. And finally, El Chivo (Emilio Echeverria) is an elderly homeless man who is trying to contact his daughter, whom he hasn't seen in years. Desperate for money, El Chivo is hired by a businessman to assassinate his partner; however, as he's following his target, he's interrupted by an auto accident, from which Octavio and his injured dog stagger in search of help. Amores Perros (aka Love's a Bitch) was the debut from director Alexandro Gonzalez Inarritu. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
. The dog fighting scenes are quite savage and the direction is flawless. Similarities can be made with d
Reviewed 6 months days ago
Although it was necessary to tell the story, I had to deduct a star due to the graphic depiction of dog fighting. But this is still one of my all time favorite movies.
Reviewed 22 months days ago
. I nearly turned it off at the start due to the dog fighting but glad I didn't.