Most Beautiful Island

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 94%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 2

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Cast

Brett Azar as Horace the horrible
Malone Thomas as Sadie
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740.41 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
80 min
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1.33 GB
1920×1080
English
NR
23.976 fps
80 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by devenrules02 2 / 10 / 10

Not a beautiful movie.

I saw this movie because of my love for horror genre and i thought why not, lets watch it. And i was disappointed as except for the last few minutes in the film, there is nothing to watch or rather i should say nothing that would keep you from being disinterested in the movie. Even in the last minutes of the film, i didn't find anything interesting or unusual horror or any thrill in it. The story in the beginning says that it is inspired by true events, which is also incorrect as i checked the certification at the end of the film which says it is a work of fiction. Pure drama and a bit of thrill in the end. But apart from that, nothing else to look for in the movie. It would be an beautiful island but certainly not a beautiful film.

Reviewed by JustCuriosity 6 / 10 / 10

A Powerful Provocative Film about the Dark Side of the American Dream

Most Beautiful Island was extremely well-received at Austin's SXSW Film Festival where it won Grand Jury Award for Narrative Feature. This eloquent film explores the experiences of Luciana, a recent undocumented immigrant, who has recently arrived from her home land and is just trying to get by in New York. The film focuses on a single day as she takes various odd jobs and then gets invited to work at a mysterious party where she will be extremely well-paid for a single night's work. The suspense builds towards a truly shocking and deeply disturbing climax. This film shows the truly dark side of the American Dream and the truly disturbing nature of class privilege in a society with huge gaps in class and, therefore, power and privilege. The story is described as inspired by true events so there may be some exaggeration in the actual climax, but it is still quite powerful and leaves the audience awestruck. Ana Asensio directed, wrote and stars in this fascinating and absorbing film. It is beautiful written, filmed and acted. The tension builds towards the disturbing climax. The American Dream is not always what it seems to be and needs to be re-imagined for our current economic and political realities. I hope the film gets distributed so more people can learn to empathize with the immigrant experience which has sadly become a political punching bag in recent years.

Reviewed by billcr12 6 / 10 / 10

Strange

I do not know how to categorize this film. A thirty something immigrant from Spain is escaping her life there after a tragic accident has killed her daughter. Her mother asks her to return home, but she decides to remain in New York City. She works odd jobs, including one as a babysitter to two spoiled brats. A Russian friend informs her of a job paying $2,000 just to attend a private party and blend in while looking pretty in a black mini skirt. If it is too good to be true, and you know the rest. She shows up at the party and it does not go well. The last 15 minutes or so are quite disturbing. There is no way to describe it without spoiling the movie and so I won't. I will warn of some brief full nudity. The acting is good and it only runs eighty minutes. NY City provides a gritty background which works well for the movie.

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