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Roma is a movie starring Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, and Diego Cortina Autrey. A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Other Titles
ROMA ローマ, 羅馬, Ρόμα
Running Time
2 hours 15 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama
Director
Alfonso Cuarón
Writer
Alfonso Cuarón
Actors
Carlos Peralta, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Yalitza Aparicio
Country
USA, Mexico
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Comments about drama «Roma» (19)

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Dylan Bell

It was a quiet day and a calm night. I watched this film in an empty room with a single window. A month ago I went to Italy to study in a Conservatory. The only people in the house were my roommate and me, the only other person in the house was the father of the son that I was watching this film with. I never had seen the film before but I heard that it is a really important movie that I will watch and I didn't regret it. A film that challenges the concept of the rights of a fetus in the womb. A film that challenges the concept of the right of privacy in the state. A film that will surely have a profound impact on the world and will surely affect the future of the world. One cannot underestimate the importance of this movie and what it does to the human race.

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Elizabeth

It's the kind of film that doesn't have a big message, and doesn't try to make you think. It's just an amazingly sad story, a tragic story. It's a story of men who come together in a small town to make peace, and discover the peace that they have had with each other all their lives. When the film was done, I was a mess of tears. I had to get up and cry. I really did. I cried so hard that the blood started to flow. I'm sorry if I make you feel this way. I really am. But it's true. And it's true because of the strength of the actors. We see these guys at their worst and they seem to be the only people around who know how to tell their story. That's what I love about it, that this is a true story. So many stories are true that they can never be told. That's why I'm so glad that I got the chance to see it, and it's true. And I think it's one of the best films of this year.

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Jennifer Myers

Of all the director's pictures, I am surprised how this one stays as pure as it is. I'm not a fan of Bresson's work. I really think he is overrated and has little to add to the "Travesty of the Cinema" (Cineepedia entry). But this film has a charm and an immediacy that makes it so watchable. I am a big fan of the Wachowski brothers, and this film is a great example of their work. If you are looking for a look at Polish cinema, I suggest you check this out. But I would add one more thing: don't let the title fool you! It is not a fairy tale or fairy-tale as we know them. It is a tale of the "matriarchy" in a post-communist Poland. This film is not only about the economy and the situation in Poland. It is also a study of human nature and what we are willing to do to stay alive. The director's idea is to explore this notion through a drama. The acting is very strong, but I think the weakest part of the film. The only thing I can say for the acting is that the characters were not always believable. This movie is a great example of what makes a great drama. This is not a film to be seen by non-Americans. This is not a film for people who have no knowledge of Polish cinema. I think most people will be satisfied with this film. I hope that a lot of people will see this film and enjoy it.

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Ralph Holland

I saw "Theresa" on the cinema. And I loved it. The whole atmosphere is extraordinary. All those shots with this painting, these extreme gestures of the camera. I always think that the story is this kind of thing, and the characters are simply the central parts, the feelings of the whole story. I loved the characters of the film. They were both very close to me, and I loved them very much. One of them is very close to me. That's my favourite, and my first movie to watch. I like to be a little bit of a surprise, and I think that the very thing of the story is that kind of thing. And the way they put it in the film, that's exactly what I was expecting. The story is very, very wonderful. I think it's one of those films that you can see again and again and again. I hope you will like this film.

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Jean A.

The film starts out as a very well made and nicely presented film. The story itself is pretty simple, with a young man trying to find himself in life. In the beginning he is a typical kid, not having much to say but showing interest in the other kids. Then things change, and he begins to notice a girl, a girl with whom he could get to know a bit more about, and for whom he could connect with in a way he had never known before. But things are not what they seem, and the movie takes a sudden twist. The story is very simple, it's about a young boy who is trying to find himself in a world he does not know how to fit in. The film has a strong message, but it's not quite the "whole world is conspiring against me" message of "My name is John, but everybody calls me 'John'" but more of a "people are conspiring against me, I must do something about it" message. It is a good film, but there are many things in it that are not explained at all, and it's like the writer was not sure how to finish the story, and just decided to put the movie in a different order, making it a bit confusing. Also, there are a few things in the movie that are confusing and are not explained, and this is not a good thing.

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Maria H.

I watched this movie because of the star of the movie was one of the best actors. I did not expect it to be this good. I really like the movie, and I really like the director. They have made a nice movie, with a good story. Good acting and great settings. I hope they can make a good movie again with some more money. If you want to see this movie, watch it. It is a good movie. I do not regret watching it, but I wish they made more movies like this one.

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Sara M.

A movie that managed to be slightly too serious for the tastes of most people. I saw the movie at a friend's house and we had a good time but it was a very unique film, in the sense that it was an Italian film in which the director actually tried to be more truthful about the reality of the people in that town and not a modern Western movie. The whole point of this movie is not to make a dramatic movie but rather to be a documentary and the film is very good. It was made by a man who was kind of a journalist and he wanted to make a film about an issue in the town. And he succeeded.

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Ruth

It's like telling the story of the life of the 19th century (who knows?). It's the story of a lot of people in the 19th century, who's lives have some bit of symbolism or similar in their life. The film has some parts where the main character is talking with his ex-wife. The whole film is a description of life in the 19th century. The actors played the characters perfectly, so well that you feel like you are living the story yourself. Every scene is an important part of the movie and it's not about the story, but the things which are happening in the movie. The whole film is about history and what it means to be an individual. This is a very interesting film. It shows how a lot of things in one person's life can change, and how they can live their life with their own beliefs. The film is very interesting, I recommend this film to everyone who is interested in this topic.

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Paul M.

The Italian mafia is portrayed very well in this movie, as well as the Italians in general. The main character, Marcello, is the son of a former mafia boss, and has a few children. He is not interested in his father's influence, and is proud to be a member of the mafia. The movie is about his family and the dangers of the mafia. I think the only bad thing in the movie was the writing. The writing was very slow, and I could not understand the dialogues very well. It was difficult to understand the story line, and I think it was due to the lack of a strong story. The movie is not very violent, but it is very graphic and violent. I do not recommend this movie, but it is very good.

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Amber Peterson

I had to watch this movie with my 13 year old daughter. I wanted to show her what life is like in Romania and I wanted her to see how we live, in the country. I was very happy that she loved it. It was a very interesting movie about how people live and not as good as it would be in other countries. I don't think that this movie is going to be the big hit it should be. It is a very sad story and I think that it's very important to tell this story. My daughter also enjoyed it. She really enjoyed it. I think it was an excellent movie and I recommend it to everyone.

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Timothy

With a premise that seems to be both patently obvious and yet very original and with a cast that is a real treat to watch, I was skeptical about this film being a dud. I must say that I was wrong. I liked the movie and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The performances were great. I'm not a big fan of Ms. Marle, but I liked her. Her performance was great, she had the right look and she was believable. If she ever gets the chance to play an important character again, I'm sure that I'll go see it. The whole story was great, it was interesting and the way it was told was unique. I really enjoyed this movie and I would recommend it to anyone. It's a film that really stands out in its own right. The cinematography and the use of the music was really well done. The main character was very interesting and I really enjoyed the way they were able to portray that, and also how they portrayed the music. I'm really glad that I went and saw this film and I would definitely recommend it.

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Diane

As a Hungarian Jew, I am very disappointed by this movie. It is a very pessimistic view of what life was like in Hungary before the Second World War. The story is told by the characters and not by the events. The result is that the viewer feels that they know what is going on in the story but that is not the case. The scenes of the movie are very unrealistic. For example, we are told that the Jews are not allowed to leave their country, they must stay and keep their religion. The characters are like dogs. The bad guy is not only stupid, he is not even likable. The climax is not very good either. A lot of fun can be had watching a movie with the characters as dogs.

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Jane

With his last feature film, the great director Bruno Delbonnel was able to express his talents in a unique way. With the release of "Somme de Merveilleux" (1973), he was able to express his talent with a much more extensive film. The film is set in Paris in the year 1980, the year when the Revolution began. The film is directed by Alexandre Desplat. The film tells the story of the family of a woman who was arrested in the year 1968 and who is now a widow living in Paris. It is the story of two young people, both of whom are intellectuals, who try to escape the criminal world in which they live and are caught up in a plot to assassinate the president of France. The film is full of interesting characters. It has a great cast, of which are the writer and the director. The screenplay is good and the film has a great cinematography. The film is well worth seeing and is one of the best films Delbonnel has ever made.

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Harold H.

Brigitte (a beautiful, articulate and accomplished film star) is an artist who does not like to speak about her past, and who takes on an identity of the young wife who left her husband, her parents, her children, her mother and her lover. She is able to maintain her identity by playing a "sidekick" role. This is a difficult role, and it's a bit of a psychological thriller to figure out who this woman is. The plot is a bit of a drag, but it's a real treat for the eye and a real treat for the mind. The movie is an excellent example of how to film a story of this kind. It's a story that is about the human condition. It's also a story that will stick with you. It's a bit of a thriller, but it's a thriller that is about an artist who is trying to maintain her identity.

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Paul

The famous song, the casting, the photography, and the great music. There's so much going on here. The cast is excellent. There is one scene that has to do with another scene, and that is a flaw of the film. The film seems like a mere movie in the sense of the title. The voice-over of the singer (George Burns) to the film-makers, "Your memories, they'll never come back." is so brilliant. They say that our memories are what make us who we are. The films is certainly an interesting part of my life and why I'm still watching it. The music was also great. It was very beautiful, but I don't know if that makes it a good movie, but I sure love it.

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Kimberly E.

I watched this movie on TV some time ago and I was pleased to find that I got a couple of hours of sleep after. Yes, it is indeed a poor movie and yes, it is indeed an Italian film. But if you want to see an Italian movie about the cultural aspects of Europe, this one is a must. The main problem is that this movie was produced by Italians, and I don't understand why they didn't use more of their native talent. Yes, I don't know if I am the only one who feels this way. But I still like this movie. I like the very basic idea of the story and I like the combination of characters. I like the very simple, believable dialogues of the actors. I like the nice and natural way of the characters to speak. I like the fact that the movie is very minimalistic and, yes, it is also very short (1 hour and 20 minutes) - I am not a fan of long movies, but this one is worth to watch. I also like the wonderful camera-work (I don't know how it was filmed, but it was great!). Yes, I like the colors. Yes, I like the love story, but this one is more realistic than the typical romance movie. The only drawback of this movie is the music. I don't know if it was supposed to be important or not, but I don't know how it was played. I felt the music at the beginning and the music during the middle, and the music at the end was very weak. In the end, I thought this movie was pretty good and I think that it is worth to watch it.

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Catherine

I was not very impressed with this movie, despite the excellent performances of most of the cast. The movie was about as realistic as a reality TV show. In a way, I thought it was a satire of television. The performances were excellent and the subject of the movie was so interesting that I was not bored. I wish that more movies like this would be made.

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Jeremy

I have not seen the movie so I cannot compare it with the book. I have read the book and thought the movie was quite good. The plot was well developed. It was not very difficult to understand. I found the movie somewhat boring and some parts were boring. I could not understand why some of the characters were acting the way they were. However, I would recommend this movie to someone who is interested in the movie industry and knows the basic history of the film industry. This movie also made me realize the power that directors have over their cast and crew. I do not know what to make of it, but it did give me a few new things to think about.

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Joan Roberts

This is a film that I feel has an important message. It is about the persecution of Roma people in Hungary and how the government tries to silence them by sending people like Daniel Magnusson (played by Udo Kier) who has no empathy with them. Daniel Magnusson doesn't want to do anything about this persecution and the Hungarian government doesn't want him to. But Daniel is determined to change the situation and to try to help. There is also a strong message about how we should not judge others and how we should not judge our own selves. And Daniel's story is very heart-warming. This is a movie that I recommend to everyone. If you have time on your hands and you want to watch a good film, I highly recommend this one. I have given it an 8 out of 10.