Indie Gems: Wild Tales

When keeping it real goes wrong..

I'm sure I've used that title for my review before, but it applies so well to this series of vignettes about how people handle stressful situations.

Wild Tales gives us six unconnected stories; 

Pasternek - Passengers on a plane realize they all know Pasternek and question why they're all there.

The Rats - A waitress comes face to face with a man that ruined her family's life, and her cook suggests they put rat poison in his food.

Road to Hell - The most intense case of road rage I've ever seen. 

Bombita - A demolition engineer is really pissed off about getting a parking ticket. 

The Deal - A man in a rich family kills a pregnant woman in a hit and run, and his parents attempt to pay their gardener to admit to the crime.

Til Death Do Us Part - A bride finds out on her wedding day that her husband has been cheating on her.

Do you ever laugh at completely inappropriate things? That's the feeling I had during this film. Everything is so tragic but a few times you can't help but laugh at how absurd it is. It's probably one of the best dark comedies I've ever seen. Of course some of the shorts aren't as strong as the others. The Deal is at the bottom because it reminded me so much of that Affluenza douche that was in the news a few years back. Til Death Do Us Part, the most expansive of the shorts is my favorite because the bride (Erica Rivas) is a gem herself.

The film doesn't have many downsides, if anything some of the shorts, like The Rats end far too quickly, but it leaves us a lot to think about in a good way. 

Grade: A

Memorable Quote: "Sometimes I have to hurt a young man's self esteem to save the ears of millions." - Salgado (Darío Grandinetti)

13 comments:

  1. LOVED this movie and bride was my favorite too! Road rage part was just astonishing and the plane thing was scary as hell. Glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. The plane one WAS terrifying, I think that's why it was one of my least favorites. It just freaked me out so much. My husband's face during the road rage one was pretty priceless though.

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  2. And the soundtrack! The song playing on the road and the one in the wedding scene are so good!. This is one of my fav movies!

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    1. That was great too! I liked the use of the song "Titanium" at the wedding as well.

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    2. Also thank you for visiting! I checked out your blog but I'm going to have to set a translator for it. :)

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    3. haha! I wish google translate worked well for turkish to english translation, but the result is horrible :D

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    4. It's got to be better than Youtube's closed caption translator..that's something else. lol

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  3. I love this film as it is bonkers. I showed it to my parents and they LOVED it even more than I did as they just laughed their asses off. They showed it to their friends and they love the film. Bombita is my favorite story of the six with the last one a close second.

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    1. Bombita is my second, I think I'd rate them
      Til Death Due Us Part
      Bombita
      Road to Hell
      The Rats
      Pasternek
      The Deal

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  4. After the plane story, I knew I was going to be watching a fantastic film. Glad you liked this one!

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    1. The plane one freaked me out SO much. I was a little afraid going forward but it was worth it.

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  5. the title didn't ring a bell but your synopses really went the distance for me. weird that I'd already forgotten about this one.

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    1. I hope I don't lose this one, I'm still thinking about it today.

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