I didn't expect much from this movie so I was pleasantly surprised by how insightful and fun it was. This is one of the best family movies I have ever seen. Sure it's rated R but it deals with family relationships better than any dumb Disney movie ever will.
This was the first Gael Garcia Bernal film I saw, and while it's not his greatest, it was still good. It explores the bonds of friendship and how strong they are in the face of romantic competition. The ending is really unique and well done.
I don't know why I really wanted to see this movie, but now that I've seen it, I can safely say I hope I never encounter it again. I'm not easily offended by films and not particularly squeamish but this sexploitation flick takes it all a bit too far. I like "Thriller: A Cruel Picture" and it was good to see a woman kick ass in "I Spit On Your Grave," but to make a tragic historical sitution the basis for a grindhouse movie disgusts me. I like movies with strong female characters but "Ilsa" is a riduculous mess. Need I say more?