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All About My Mother (1999)


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3.5 out of 10 Quirky little movie
Sara from Laois, 28 Jan 2008
I really enjoyed this. Reckon its one for the girls more so than the boys. Details strong womens' struggles through various heart-aches in their lives. Complete with drag queens. Definitely something a bit different. You should rent A Street Car Named Desire along with this as you'll want to watch that straight after - I did anyway :)
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4.5 out of 10 The Ultimate Celebration of Feminity
Liz from Dublin, 08 Feb 2011
A clever take on various aspects of womanhood. Traversing themes such as motherhood, gender crossing, celibacy, performance and identity, effortlessly. Thoroughly enjoyable. Excellent! Cannot believe I haven't seen this until now.
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2 out of 10 Worth watching if you are an Almodovar fan
laura from Dublin, 12 Nov 2008
In the same style as his other movies, but I don't think it is as good as Talk to Her, Bad education or Volver. Worth seeing if you are a fan, but really the other movies are a different league.
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3.5 out of 10 one of his best
Orla from Cork, 03 Jul 2007
I'd recommend this as a really good introduction to Almodovar. Lovely performances as usual from his cast and a nice glimpse of Penelope Cruz from her pre-Hollywood career.
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4.5 out of 10 loved it
Dudley from Dublin, 02 Apr 2009
Certainly a grim tale, but so lovingly and colourfly shot, much like Happiness, that you can just about make it to the end.
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From acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, a stunning valentine to femininity in all its disguises motherhood in all its glory and to classic Hollywood melodramas and their diva actresses. A birthday treat turns into heart-rending tragedy for single mother Manuela (Cecilia Roth) when her teenage son is killed in a car accident after a performance of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' starring his favourite actress Huma Roja (Marisa Paredes). Determined to exorcise...

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