The sexiest (hetero) sex scene of all time.
Colorful kitsch and a lil' bit of sadistic love. Almodovar romances are always great.
When Lola screams "misogynist!" at that dude who's car she blocked in, Almodovar was undoubtably sticking his tongue out at the criticism he knew he'd receive from some. That tricky bastard.
While the beginning is somewhat slow, when it picks up the pace, it becomes really entertaining. Although the story is rather controversial, I feel like it was executed rather well. The cinematography was, as always, perfect. It may not be up there with the rest of the Almodovar canon, but it is really well made.
a good made erotic-drama... laughing after sex is just wonderful & cool, i had lots of the He-Man action-figures they have shown in the movie...
Coming away from this with the impression that tears betray the happy absurdity we see like those of someone unable to wake from a nightmare, a dream of unsettling passions and burning fears. Sexy and sadistic for sure, and definitely kitschy, always hinting that something is amiss, like some kind of postmodern negative-world where common sense is defeated and we're left confused, aroused, and a little disgusted.
Intuitions of a master: It's always interesting to reach back & watch a great director's early work. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! holds true to so many fascinating Almodovar themes. The characters remain in his later films, if not by the same name, by obsession, though his later films offer more density. It's sexy. It's sick. It's sadistic. It's Almodovar.
strange! it felt like a underground telenovella :D , like a mainstream lovestory in wrong trowsers. it was kitschy, the story more than problematic (a guy forces the girl of his dreams that she loves him) and anyway... though i hated the message, i liked this movie (somewhat) and at the end it left me behind with ambivalent feelings. controversial. dont know what i shall think bout this (5 mins after seeing the end credits)
Huh, not much activity on this one. Loved his markedly different Dario Argento/Hitchcock horror inclinations this time around, but some wheelspinning and odd character choices towards the end derailed it a bit for me. Still a really fun movie with a few political allusions thrown in for good measure.