Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika’s attentions and she then moves in with him. They might live happily ever after but first they have to deal with some things…
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In the middle of all the deception, incest, screwball comedy and social commentary; there's a beautifully orchestrated cum shot that reaches the heights of Almodovar's best cinematic moments! Sadly though, the final product is a lesser Almodovar affair than others. Still, its a good show and well worth the watch compared to most movies.
An odd film that one can afford to miss. I have yet to see a truly great work from the director--I am still looking. Peter Coyote must be regretting his role here. The only interesting trivia is the information the film provides about writers who kill their spouses--William Burroughs and Louis Althusser.
Classico film di Almodovar,lontanissimo dalle sue vette e fedele al suo grottesco,che a volte strappa una risata(come nel caso dello "stupro" del pornodivo) e spesso stucca per la sua ripetitività(come i dialoghi con la cameriera o la vicina di casa).I personaggi qui si fondono praticamente tutti,forse solo la giornalista si stacca un pochino,si gira tutto in interni e il risultato è abbastanza dozzinale.Sufficiente.