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Todo sobre mi madre

Pedro Almodóvar Spain, 1999

Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film All About My Mother

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.