What I love about going to the movies in Costa Rica is tha you get to pick the seat you are going to sit in the theater when you go to purchase your tickets. What I hate is that they don’t have butter for the popcorn!!! Well not at this theater. The do have caramel popcorn and you can get yours 1/2 and 1/2. I was actually thinking of taking my own melted butter next time in a container. Well once I can eat real butter again. :-)
Now at this theater they have 2 movies theaters that they call VIP. They are just that VIP! The seats are leather recliners and you get waited on like in a restaurant. There is a selection of real food you can order as well as the normal popcorn and candy. You can also order alcoholic drinks! So its like being at home watching the movie only you have people to wait on you as well. Let me tell you the prices are very reasonable and nothing like back in the states.
The regular tickets are $6 and the VIP tickets are $10. Getting a popcorn and soda isn’t going to take you broke either. Movies in Costa Rica are a nice cheap way to spend some time with the family not like in the States.
Now onto the movie review. So if you like sex and the glorification of drug use than this movie is for you. If you don’t I would advise you not to go see it. There is a lot of sex scenes in this movie. I’m not just talking tasteful in bed loving scenes. These are graphic orgies with full frontal nudity. They do it everywhere! I have a hard time seeing how this was a R rated movie and not an X. Now I wouldn’t say it was a XXX, but it should have at least 1 x . Now there is the drug use. It is constant and it is made out to be the best thing ever. It covered everything from Cocaine to prescription medication abuse. They do it all in this movie and sometimes all of them all at once. So avoid this movie if any of that offends.
Now that I have that out of the way I can get to the movie. This is a story about a simple guy who lead a very simple life until he started to work for a firm on wall street. Does his life change and go wild. It is an interesting story to say the least. If this guys life was really like this movie and they didn’t take artistic license, I have no clue how he is even alive. The acting by Leonardo was again amazing. They put together a great cast who all brought their A game on this one. This was a movie of rages to ritches to jail movie. It was well done, but be warned it is a long movie. It is about 3 hours. It had many moments where I was like, “OH my god they didn’t just do that!” I was laughing many times though out the movie.
So lets wrap this up. The movie was long but worth it, the plot was good, a little over the top with the sex and drugs which I am ok with but could be a problem for others. Overall not a waste of 3 hours a good movie to go see with your significant other. Don’t take your mother, father or kids that is for sure. So I give this one 4 out of 5. It was really pretty good. I was surprised. Pura Vida!