Gael García Bernal attempts political commentary via pool-party drama in his directorial debut. He also stars as Cristobal, a wealthy twentysomething who invites his friends to his folks’ servant-staffed country house. Tepid squabbling renders the cast almost entirely unlikeable, while the film’s grander focus – social and financial rifts in Latin America – is only hinted at by the appearance of Argentinian economic exile Dolores and the revelation of the parents’ own cash crisis. In the end, the point is too subtle or too slight to register. A chat with Bernal is the sole extra.

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