Leo Macias writes sentimental novels with great success but hidden under a pseudonym, Amanda Gris. She is unhappy with her professional life and with her husband, a soldier working in Brussels and Bosnia that is never at home.
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I think it is safe to say that this is a lesser film by Almdóvar. The story itself is not too original, and at times feels rather confusing. Sometimes it seems there are important details missing. Nonetheless, the film features some of the funniest dialogue by Almodóvar. When Rossy de Palma and Chus Lampreave begin their banter, there is no force to stop them. Aside from that, the visuals are perfect, as always.
The lush visions of Almodóvars greedy inner eye can only materialise through gravity breaking artifice. Is his project imaginable outside his own poetics? Bliss, tragedy, sangre de toro in textiles, flowers, Marisa Paredes gaze.
A return to form somewhat, Rather subdued film as usual very colorful and i liked that it was a story of love somewhat from a older perspective but showed no matter what your age. You can still be a fool for love. Though it is made bythe great master Pedrom Almodiovar. It is a slight piece of work conpared to his other films. Still, A slight work from him is still wonderful and interesting
Took some time to hit it's stride (although I loved the opening). The costuming & the colors = brilliant. The scene w/ Leo and Paco was on the same level as Godard's Contempt when it comes to portrayal of marital discord. Great to see an older woman portrayed as sexual w/out it being corny. Her strange trio of love interests felt true to me. Overall... splendid moments throughout, but quite a few flat ones, too.
A straight up Crowd Pleaser from Almodovar.
The neuroeses run deep here, but not really a ton of memorable characters. The Mom and Sister were a straight up vaudeville duo.
I mean the man is brilliant...but he's covered a lot of this ground before, with higher stakes, weirder moments and more indelible images.
Watched it yesterday. Deeply enjoyed breathtaking Madrid views and scenes of everyday family life. So typical and so Spanish, in addition to being comical and colorful as all Almodóvar's movies turn out to be. Thank you Pedro