The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) Directed by: Walter Salles

For once a movie that felt confident enough to avoid typical Hollywood trappings (except one scene that I'll approach later). The performances were believable and the cinematography was splendid! You might hedge your bets on the fact that this is a "communist" propaganda film but, I left with an empty 6 pack of Bud and didn't feel guilty. At the end a swimming scene is full of "rah rah" that is both displaced and silly! Patient, Smooth, Ambitious----Acting is natural. Scenery is inspiring. Conflict is subdued. Go see it prior to a pasta dinner and if you hate latinos! Rating, I give it a "Menda Eves" (Pat Connor)