Sunday, May 9, 2010

Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios) (1988)

Director: Pedro Almodóvar. Cast: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, María Barra, Fernando Guillén. 90 min. Rated R. Spain. Comedy.

Hailed by critics as one of Almodovar's best, the story revolves around an almost completely absent character (similar to how "Rebecca" is narrated). We're confronted with the same colorful Almodovar compositions about troubled family relations (with all the women on the verge of you-know-what), this time in a more comedic narrative - which I believe takes away the gravity of the story. Introduction to a young Antonio Banderas.

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