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You're Killing Me Susana

You’re Killing Me Susana centers on Eligio (Gael García Bernal), a narcissistic Mexico City soap actor whose wife Susana (Verónica Echegui) has left him without uttering a word. Discovering she’s enrolled in a writing program at an Iowa university, he decides to go after her and persuade her to return to him, but upon arriving soon discovers she’s already moved on. Eligio soon learns it’s going to take a lot more than his usual boyish charisma and sweet talk to win her back.

Based on the novel Deserted Cities (Ciudades Desiertas) by José Agustín, it’s directed by by Roberto Sneider (Tear This Heart Out) and cowritten by Sneider and Luis Camara. You’re Killing Me Susana also stars Ashley Grace, Jadyn Wong, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson and Adam Hurtig.

"One of the strengths of "Susana" is that even though the movie skewers Eligio's behavior, Bernal creates a man so completely seductive that it's quite difficult for both audiences and others in the film to get angry with him, even when everyone knows full well he's acting badly."

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"A comedy with really funny moments and a natural colloquial language just as in the novel that this film is based on."

Adrián Ruiz, Excelsior

"The wintry, Midwestern college setting is an ideal place to showcase American hostility to outsiders, and García Bernal parries that barely disguised scorn with his irresistible charisma."

Jeffrey Edalatpour, SF Weekly