''Frida'' (2002) is a biographical film which depicts the professional and private life of the surrealist Mexican painter Creator/FridaKahlo. It stars Creator/SalmaHayek as Kahlo (nominated for an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward) and Creator/AlfredMolina as her husband, Diego Rivera.

The movie was adapted by Clancy Sigal, Diane Lake, Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas and Creator/EdwardNorton (uncredited) from the book ''Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo'' by Hayden Herrera. It was directed by Julie Taymor. It won Oscars for Best Makeup and Best Original Music Score (receipient: Elliot Goldenthal).

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!! This film provides examples of:

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: A slight case. Kahlo wasn't ugly, but she certainly didn't look like Salma Hayek either. Yay! With a unibrow. Wha? And a thin but prominent ''mustache''. [[AlwaysMale Oh, God...]] You may hear many jokes about Alfred Molina being too handsome to portray Diego Rivera... half of those are being serious.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: This could be one of Diego's main attractions.
* AmicableExes: Diego's is amiable enough with his second wife Lupe to give her a place to stay as she searches for a job. Just as they were friends in real life, Lupe and Frida become a literal case of Amiable Exes of Diego, getting along and confiding in each other, during Frida's estrangement from Diego.
* AwTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Frida has a bit of an uneasy relationship with her mother but they care deeply for each other.
* BigOlUnibrow: Frida made a point of emphasizing her unibrow in all her self-portraits. This was mainly due to Kahlo's horrible self-esteem. In photographs, Kahlo's actually not bad looking, even with the unibrow. But in her self-portraits, Kahlo was notorious for putting emphasis on her uglier features, with her unibrow, mustache, and beauty mark getting special attention.
* BiTheWay: Frida, Gracie (Saffron Burrows), Creator/JosephineBaker (Karine Plantadit-Bageot), and implied with Tina Modotti (Ashley Judd).
* ContrivedCoincidence: When Frida and Diego share their first kiss, the street lights suddenly lit up. She asks if he arranged for that. He jokingly responds that it costed him a fortune.
* TheCameo: Creator/AshleyJudd, Creator/AntonioBanderas, Creator/GeoffreyRush, Creator/EdwardNorton, etc. They are all [[OneSceneWonder one or two scene wonders]].
* DirtyCommunist: Averted. The main characters are socialists, as are many of the supporting characters. They're decent people for the most part.
* FakeNationality:
** Creator/AlfredMolina, a Londoner of Spanish and Italian lineage, plays Mexican Diego Rivera.
** Australian Creator/GeoffreyRush plays Ukranian UsefulNotes/LeonTrotsky.
** American Creator/AshleyJudd plays Italian Tina Modotti.
** Italian Creator/ValeriaGolino plays Mexican Guadalupe Marín.
** Briton Creator/RogerRees plays German Wilhelm Kahlo.
** Argentine Mía Maestro plays Mexican Cristina Kahlo.
** PuertoRican-American Omar Rodríguez plays Frenchman André Breton.
** French-Cameroonian Karine Plantadit-Bageot plays American Creator/JosephineBaker.
* GoOutWithASmile: The final visual of the film suggests this.
* HandicappedBadass: Frida, post-accident.
* ImagineSpot: Many scenes are recreations of Frida's paintings.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: The handrail that impaled Kalho in a trolley accident.
* KavorkaMan: Diego is a middle age fat man with a temper, yet he was an intense womanizer. This is apparently TruthInTelevision.
--> "You'd never believe it, but he's had half the women in this room."
* LawOfInverseFertility: Frida gets a glimpse of Lupa's children and its implied she envies Lupa. However, the life-long injuries from the bus crash causes a miscarriage.
* MayDecemberRomance:
** Frida and Trotsky.
** Frida and Diego to a lesser extent.
* MononymousBiopicTitle: A first name variation.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Frida, when she realizes she took part in ruining Leon's marriage. Likewise, Leon too.
* {{Naytheist}}: Inverted with Diego's line: "I don't believe in God but I thank him every day for giving me you."
* StepfordSnarker: Frida had always enjoyed snarking before the bus accident and its implied snarking humorously helped her cope with the pain in its aftermath.
* ProtagonistTitle
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Frida gives Diego one when he's angry over her affair with Trotsky.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Diego (despite his slight AdaptationalAttractiveness upgrade) and Frida. . .and the numerous other gorgeous women he's able to hook up with throughout the course of the movie.
* YourCheatingHeart: A constant fault in Diego's character to the point where his adulterous habits is more of a "don't say I didn't warn you" deal. He ends up crossing a line when he sleeps with [[spoiler: Frida's sister.]] The trope is downplayed on Frida's side as it mentions little about her affairs with men in her marriage, though Diego did not mind her affairs with women.
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