November 02, 2004

All About My Mother

It's a 3-hankie movie. And it's really quite good for about 75 minutes. I was moved and impressed. The acting, Almodovar's visual style, the staging ... all very fine indeed. And some of the script is also really quite funny. And then sadly it completely runs off the rails in the last half-hour. It doesn't become a catastrophe, just more poorly structured, rushed and maudlin in a boring and expected way. It's sort of a shame really. If you want to see one of Almodovar's recent movies I'd recommend Talk to Her. That's a great film. Still, this is good, as far as it goes, and the quality of much of it makes me very excited about seeing Bad Education.

Posted by armand at November 2, 2004 04:31 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Movies

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