Hitchcockian thriller about the lingering emotional scars of two men who were sexually abused by their Catholic priest as children. The two men meet again years later when one of them has announced he’s directing a feature film about the abuse.
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One of Almodovar's most rigorous films: stories within stories, identities within identities. Often times, it's hard to discern a point in his endings other than the points along the way: a genuine love of outsiders, a lust for life, and an even greater lust for fiction. This one is about how tangling the last two can get downright dangerous, and his abiding theme is the strange routes that life takes.
I'm in the minority, but I hated this film. Almodovar is a fine director whose work I often love and sometimes hate. Bad Education bored me. I found it to be claustrophobic, and I didn't like any of the characters enough to spend 2 hours with them. The acting was great, and I did want to know how it ended, but when all was said and done I would've preferred to have spent my time some other way.
when I was 18 I got six wisdom teeth pulled at once and watched like eight of Almodovar's films back to back in a deluded, Vicodin-induced dream-state. I remember nothing about this film except it was my favorite one
my first almodóvar and i thoroughly enjoyed it. a lot of people seem to have liked the quote where ignacio talks about losing faith but my favourite was "a trickle of blood divided my forehead into two. i had a feeling that the same thing would happen with my life it would always be divided" along with the scene that went with it. that in particular was clean and stunning. to me.
I've seen this film about three times, and I think now I finally understand its beauty. I was 16 when it came out and was not emotionally prepared to fully grasp it. But seeing it 10 years later was a wild experience.