- 2 hr 3 min
The movie Frida starts off with a traumatic accident that happens to Frida. The unfortunate accident happened to Frida at age of eighteen. The accident happened when the motor bus Frida was riding collided with a trolley. A metal pole impaled Frida. She suffered injuries that continue to haunt her for the rest of the remaining days of her life. Her father had an idea to help her through her sufferings and that is to bring a canvas for her to start painting with. The general theme of the film is to start with a canvas that slowly becomes a real life scene with actors in it. Frida is involved with a muralist named Diego. However, their relationship is far from normal, and can be considered as dysfunctional. Diego did propose to Frida, and she responded that she only demands loyalty above fidelity. Fida still continues to paint because of Diego’s appraisal for her paintings. During the course of the marriage, Diego continuously cheats on Frida with different women. However, Frida, being a bisexual, entertains both male and female partners. Frida also happens to have an affair with a woman that also had an affair with his husband. Frida and Diego travel to New York City because Diego had a request to paint a mural at the Rockefeller Center. Diego was assigned to paint Man at the Crossroads. However, while staying in North America, Frida had a miscarriage. On top of that, Frida’s mother dies. Nelson Rockefeller and Diego had a misunderstanding when it comes to the mural painting. Nelson Rockefeller request for as specific mural to be painted. However, Diego does not comprise. This leads Nelson to destroy the mural painting that was finished by Diego. Frida and Diego return to Mexico afterwards. Frida’s sister then moved into their studio home, and works as Diego’s assistant. However, Frida found out that her sister is having an affair with Diego. Frida decides to leave Diego after that and delves into alcoholism. However, it was not long before Frida and Diego was reunited back together. Frida had another affair not long after she was reunited with Diego. Diego found out about the affair and it leads Frida to leave for Paris. When she returns to Mexico, she is reunited with Diego, and he asks her to marry him again. Frida agreed despite her worsening health condition. Frida even had her one toes removed because of the gangrene that developed. She had an amputation of the leg afterwards. She finally died after her solo painting exhibition.