Another perfect Almodovar experience. The story was truly moving and several moments nearly brought me to tears. The colors popped and the characters were so fleshed out and incredible I almost felt I knew them personally. A beautiful experience from a genius filmmaker.
Watching Almodóvar is always a nice experience. The photography is top-notch. It is so beautiful and colorful, and still manages to fit within that world. The performances are brilliant. However, Penélope takes the prize; she is so detailed and moving, and her homage to old film stars is amazing (Cruz was told to channel Sophoia Loren). The whole story is perfect. It may be my all-time favorite Almodóvar film.
Wow!wow!Wow!Please make a film in the states. To see you touch another language they way you touch spanish. To die for, this man proves time and time again that he is one of the greats. Only Welles could stretch a story the way this man does. I cannot say enough great things about his work, which is beyond top notch and always running in sync. A another film to watch with mom.
As with many works in Almodóvar's oeuvre - the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations of Spain envelopes VOLVER with an almost ridiculous intensity. It sways effortlessly between hilarious Felliniesque cinematic hyperboles, heartfelt sentiment and Hitchcockian suspense. It's not a masterpiece, but perhaps the director's most direct and beautiful ode to his country and culture. Also - as usual - extremely well acted.
Almadovar weaves together so many different textual threads, and yet his films never seem busy or rushed. A work of alchemy, tapping into the elements of the thriller, the mystery, and the gothic, and interweaving them with the real. A love letter to womanhood, the
characters in this movie are lovingly written and accurately portrayed. Plus, Penelope Cruz yo. What else do you need? The scene where she sings...dam...