This is a very visually pleasing film - the colours, the outfits, the scene in the bathtub. However, it’s obviously deeply problematic to romanticise abuse - this film comes across less ‘kinky’ than it does straight up romanticisation of stalking, kidnap and rape - which is a big shame.
A crazy horror romcom. What to make of it? There are moments of genuine horror, genuine comedy and genuine tenderness, but combining them all in the central relationship is hugely problematic, and ultimately it can't convince. Still worth the watch, as are all of Amodovar's movies.
The message of this film is a little troubling – if you are a good looking, slightly unbalanced orphan and fall in love with an actress, go ahead and kidnap her, beat her up, tie her to a bed and she is bound to fall for you. Not very MeToo, but it is done with such energy, colour and style that it is hard not to enjoy it. Antonio Banderas is suitably deranged, and the script is sharp and funny. Very Almodovar.
3.5 Clearly the subject matter is highly problematic: Stockholm Syndrome seen through the lens of a romantic comedy. However, seen as a heightened dark satire on conventional heterosexual love stories in which one protagonist seeks to persuade an initially reluctant other that they are truly worth loving it moves into focus: it is problematic - but then so is much that passes as normal. Abril and Banderas excel.
Nymphomaniac vol. 0. A shot of exuberant silly sexuality to an 80s art house scene stuck in seriousness and sexual-noir now is riotously Hetro-problematic in a 2020s art house scene keeling over from worthiness and identity politics. It’s just fun, we’re smart enough to get its not a plan of action in the real world.
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! just didn’t really work for me. I didn’t find it interesting enough, I didn’t find it good enough in the black comedy department, and I didn’t feel that anything was truly earned. Almodóvar directs well enough, staying true to the course that he has plotted for the characters, and the leads are great.
É interessante observar como as personagens lidam com seus vícios, isso é retratado de forma crua, sem muitos tabus. No entanto o pensamento polido pelo politicamente correto pode criar barreiras com o desenrolar da trama, vale observar de outro modo, enxergar a crítica posta à relações humanas (do amor à dependência emocional).
Infelizmente este foi um dos piores filmes que eu já assisti do Almodóvar. Eu detesto ver relações abusivas. Marina é oprimida duas vezes na trama, por ser mulher e pela profissão do passado. É desrespeitada por todos. Assisti até a metade do filme e não consegui dar continuidade por conta do asco. Amo o Antonio Banderas, mas dessa vez não deu pra mim.
Needless to say, the movie's plot is quite problematic on it's own, a girl who falls in love with her kidnapper... Maybe a good depiction of Stockholm Syndrome, but still troublesome as it does not actually apply any form of punishment to the kidnapper. I do believe Almodóvar's intentions with this piece was to cause "fuss". Either way, the colors are beautiful and create a whole new world.
Esse filme é uma alegoria aos relacionamentos abusivos e a dependência emocional. O título já é uma grande dica disso: “ata-me!” Note que temos uma ordem imperativa pela qual o emissor ordena que o destinatário amarre-o, prenda-o, cerceie a sua liberdade. Almodóvar, mais uma vez, brinca com a alegoria do absurdo, para gerar a reflexão do telespectador. (Cont. nos comentários)