Pedro Almodóvar directs Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura and Lola Dueñas in this Spanish melodrama where two sisters deal with death… one has a dead body that turns her life around, while the other reunites with a dead person!
If you’ve never watched an Almodóvar before then this is probably the best entry to get a feel whether he is for you. You get all the primary colours, farce, sense of community, rape, murder, soap opera plotting, food and sexiness he’s known for with very little weirdness, rough edges or histrionic camp. The three female leads are on form and Cruz looks even more fantastic than usual.
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