Biutiful is a movie by AlejandroGonzalezInarritu (''AmoresPerros'', ''Film/TwentyOneGrams'' and ''Film/{{Babel}}''). It stars [[Film/NoCountryForOldMen Javier Bardem]] as Uxbal, a man attempting to support himself and his two children while dealing with the dilemmas brought upon him by his illicit occupation, his bipolar ex-wife, and [[spoiler: the cancer rapidly eating away at his life.]] The movie has received decent reviews, even being nominated for two AcademyAwards (Best Foreign Film and Best Actor for Bardem), though some criticized the overly dark themes present in the movie. [[note]] A more detailed description of the plot is that it's about Uxbal, an ex-orphan who's now a poor single parent struggling to raise his two kids in their shabby apartment in a [[CrapsackWorld crapsack]] depiction of Barcelona while also staying away from his bipolar, alcoholic ex-wife. He works for a mob where his occupation is smuggling illegal immigrants into Barcelona. And he can communicate with the dead. And he has terminal cancer. It almost feels like something [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Tearjerker]] would make up. [[/note]]

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!!This movie provides examples of:
* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Mother]]: Albeit one that's striving to be good.
* AdultFear: Who will care for the children after [[spoiler: Uxbal's death?]]
* TheAtoner: Uxbal tries to be one, and fails.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Uxbal succumbs to cancer, but his children are safe with Ige, and he reunites with his father in heaven.]]
* CrapsackWorld: The portrayal of Barcelona.
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: No, it ''really'' doesn't. Uxbal is heavily involved with lots of different types of criminals, and his life is absolutely terrible.
* FromBadToWorse
* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies]]
* HeroWithAnFInGood
* HowWeGotHere
* [[spoiler: ISeeDeadPeople: A whole family of them.]]
* KickTheDog: The movie could count as one giant Kick the Dog towards Uxbal. But [[spoiler: When he gives Ige the remainder of his savings, she almost goes back to Africa with the money, but eventually reconsiders.]]
* MagicRealism
* MoodSwinger: Marambra, for obvious reasons.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:The carbon monoxide poisoning of the immigrant workers.]]
* StraightGay
* TearJerker: The movie.
* TragicHero: Uxbal.
* UngratefulBastard: Uxbal gets no gratitude for passing on the dead's messages. Although, to be fair, the people he's talking to might assume he's a fake or is speaking out of pain.
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