Bread and Roses


Review: Two Mexican sisters Maya and Rosa work as cleaners in a downtown office building. They fight for the right to unionize but this threatens their livelihood, family and also risks their expulsion from the country.
Director: Ken Loach
Actors: Pilar Padilla, Adrien Brody, Elpidia Carrillo, Jack McGee, Lillian Hurst and Elena Antonenko
Year: 2000
Genre: Drama
Conclusion: 3/5
I do like Ken Loach and admire him but I always find his films on the heavy side of things. They are almost too true to life although he does them in a very sincere way. The characters in this are all very strong and capable. Adrian Brody trusted Ken Loach so much that he signed on to this project without a script. Before the filming Adrian Brody did undercover research as a union member in Los Angeles. He also went to conventions and sat in on strike talks. This is definitely not a relaxing film that you would sit down to on a Friday night. A film though to make you think. 


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