Taymor, the creative mind behind Broadway's The Lion King, fills Frida with brilliant, surreal flourishes...a rich, funny and sometimes erotic film about an inspiring and influential figure in 20th-century art.
The movie should more properly have been called Frida And Diego, but there's no denying Hayek's incendiary performance, which Taymor fires up with surrealistic flourishes straight out of Kahlo's dreams and nightmares.
[Taymor] utilizes the idea of making Kahlo's art a living, breathing part of the movie, often catapulting the artist into her own work. This isn't a new idea. It's been done before but never so vividly or with so much passion.