After the death of her beloved teenage son in an accident, Roth leaves Madrid for Barcelona to cope with her grief, hook up with old friends, and – just maybe – contact the long-estranged father the boy never knew.
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Almodovar’s melodramas succeed because of their emotional honesty. They are the highest form of Spanish soap operas. Improbable, over the top things happen, but because of the commitment to the characters, story, and style, it works on the feelings without being corny or sappy. Maybe it’s because Almodovar is touching on real humanities.
What I love about Almodovar films is it's unpredictability. You just float to wherever the plot takes you and trust that he delivers every single time! His formula: Strong female leads, great acting, complex plot and colourful cinematography that keeps you indulged from start to finish.
Almodovar's love letter to the various sides of womanhood. What struck me, seeing this film in a packed house at the Metrograph, is how the heroines dabble in different societal roles for women—nurse, mother, whore, nun, diva—but are still defined by their individuality, bonding in a microcosm where men are scarcely present. The other coup is the balance of tones; mixing comedy with an HIV diagnosis takes skill.
He renegado de esa locura de ser madre, en el pasado. Hoy veo esta película y quiero vivirla, si todavía hay tiempo. Por acompañar desde el principio a alguien. Todo... la palabra es arrogante. Como las emociones.
Really adore how this film made as a tribute with a lot of feminism element. Surely undoubtedly One Of Almodovars's very finest ( although he himself seems didn't comfortable for being so prestigious at work )
Wow. I mean... wow. Truly a beautiful cinematic experience. The colors, the characters, the music all completely resonated with me on a very deep level. This is only my 3rd Almodovar, and yet I'm already convinced of his genius. A truly gifted filmmaker. Oh, and I loved the dedication at the end.
A great film that touches upon motherhood, sexuality (of all kinds), acting, and the abandonment and abuse of women by men. The first film I've seen by Pedro Almodovar and he's clearly a great filmmaker. I dug his influences (Sirk, Tennessee Williams, Bunuel, etc.) and his progressive & feminist point of view. A very emotional and powerful experience.