Thursday, March 21, 2013

Miss Bala

A beautiful, impoverished young woman longs to win the Tijuana beauty contest, and does see her dream fulfilled, although it unfortunately comes at the hands of the ruthless cartel members she unluckily happens upon, who use her both as bait for their criminal enterprises and as a sex slave for their own personal devices. "Miss Bala" is an unrelenting exercise in realism, which features a fine performance from Stephanie Sigman, and had me all the way up until its way too fanciful ending.