The best reviewed movie of 2018 has been added to Netflix this weekend
It is also the most beautiful movie we've seen all year.
Back around the time of his directorial debut A Star Is Born being released in cinemas, we asked Bradley Cooper what was the last movie that made him cry:
"I just saw Roma. Oh my God, floored me. Floored me in a great way. Man, that movie is incredible."
Considering how many people left Cooper's own movie in a complete emotional wreck, this is obviously some very high praise.
Roma comes from director Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity, Children Of Men), and is being released directly on Netflix here, but will be getting enough cinema showings in the US to ensure that Oscar contention is guaranteed.
It has already been nominated for three Golden Globes (Best Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Foreign Language Feature), and it currently has a score of 96% on Metacritic, making it the best reviewed movie of 2018.
The movie's official synopsis is as follows:
The most personal project to date from Academy Award-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón, Roma follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City.
Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst the political turmoil of the 1970s.
More than that, it is an incredible look into one woman's life over the course of one year, and how she goes from being practically unnoticed by the family that hires her to becoming a key element in making sure they continue to find happiness in the future.
And, of course, as it is a Cuaron movie, it is staggeringly beautiful to look at.
If you're looking for something completely different to the norm (while also being absolutely brilliant), then you absolutely need to check out Roma this weekend:
Clip via Netflix