Saturday, January 9, 2010

Broken Embraces

Oh, my little shopping bags, we went to see the new Pedro Almodovar movie, Broken Embraces, tonight and it was beyond wonderful. He is my favorite director in the world and this stands up with some of best stuff. It even includes a sort of movie-within-a-movie that is easily recognizable as a reference to Women of a the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which is mrpeenee's favorite move of all time. Penelope Cruz is great, I don't know if it's working in Spanish or teaming up with Almodovar again or just the scripts themselves but here and in Volver, she is so much better than anything else I've seen her in.

An amusing part of Almodovar's movies is the fact that he likes to work with the same actors in film after film and so you get to recognize old friends, sometimes in similar roles and sometimes in widely different ones.

The plot is interesting, but he also includes a lot of his old humor, which had sort of wandered off during his Bad Education days, so yay for that. And the colors, the way his work looks. I loved it.

4 comments:

  1. And the women have the best accessories, too. Plus, there's Roissy de Palma, who is fabulous.

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  2. Love his movies. Wait. Did you just call us "bags"????

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