What We Can Learn From the Failed Ending of Beatriz at Dinner
This past weekend, I got to see and review the new film, Beatriz at Dinner, for the Stories by the River YouTube show, Only A Movie. The film had so much potential, and I still find it quite worth watching given everything it deals with and the amazing performances. But I found the ending to ultimately be quite disappointing and that it sends a really disturbing message (intentionally or not). As a storyteller, this is a great reminder for me to really step outside of my own head and consider carefully how my story really conveys its meaning and ideas to an audience.
You can check out the full episode of Only A Movie below. Just a heads up, there are spoilers.