The stark divisions that mark racial and class divides seem to have become more greatly illuminated in the Trump era, which makes “Beatriz At Dinner” perfectly of the current moment. But politics aside, the chance to see Salma Hayek and John Lithgow at each other’s throats looks too good to pass up.
Directed by Miguel Arteta (“Youth In Revolt“), and penned by his “Chuck & Buck” and “The Good Girl” collaborator Mike White, the film tells the story of an immigrant who butts heads with a billionaire at a fancy-pants dinner. Here’s the official synopsis:
Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.
Co-starring Chloë Sevigny, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass and David Warshofsky, “Beatriz At Dinner” opens on June 9th.