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''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''.
** 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.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther:
** Frida and Diego.
** Frida has a bit of an uneasy relationship with her mother but they care deeply for each other.
** Frida's father states he regrets marrying her mother at times but is devastated when she falls terminally ill.
* 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]].
* DeadpanSnarker
** Frida's very first line, as she's [[ItMakesSenseInContext being carried in her bed to her gallery show]].
--> "Careful, guys. This corpse is still breathing. Try to get me there in one piece. "
** Diego has his moments as well, such as when he tells Frida that he has no emotional connection to the models he sleeps with.
--> "It was just a fuck. I've given more affection in a handshake."
* DirtyCommunist: Averted. The main characters are socialists, as are many of the supporting characters. They're decent people for the most part.
* 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.
* MySisterIsOffLimits: Frida is at first reluctant but eventually complacent with the fact that Diego sleeps with many of his models even after she and him and married. When one of those models turns out to be one of Frida's sisters, it's the beginning of the end of her marriage to Diego.
* {{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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