In You’re Killing Me Susana (Me Estás Matando Susana) Golden-Globe Winning Actor Gael García Bernal stars as Eligio, a narcissistic Mexico City soap opera actor who one day is shocked to discover that his wife Susana (Veronica Echegui) has picked up and left him without uttering a word. After learning that she has enrolled in a writing program at an Iowa university, he decides to go after her and persuade her to return to him. Arriving in what appears to be the middle of nowhere during a winter storm, Eligio feels like a fish out of water and is disappointed to find that Susana has already moved on with her life. Slowly it begins to dawn on him that it’s going to take a lot more than his usual boyish charisma and sweet talk to win her back.
"Though 'You're Killing Me Susana' has things to say about the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico, the film’s focus of is always on the personal getting of wisdom, especially where Eligio is concerned. Can he understand his own behavior enough to transcend it? And will that make a difference? Not every romantic comedy asks those kinds of questions, but this one definitely does." - Los Angeles Times
"The wintry, Midwestern college setting is an ideal place to showcase American hostility to outsiders, and García Bernal parries that barely disguised scorn with his irresistible charisma." - SF Weekly