• Aaron T. Rex

    ★★★★ Watched by Aaron T. Rex 27 May, 2016 1

    This is the kind of Almodovar where all the weird quirks work together to make something great. It's all over the place and never really lets you stay in one genre at a time. Keeps moving and keeps things interesting.

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  • fightclubitis

    ★★★★ Watched by fightclubitis 23 May, 2016

    Catching up for Cannes 2016

    "Se refiere a la maravillosa localidad de Alcanfor de las lnfantas, que, según las estadísticas, posee el mayor índice de locura por habitante."

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  • suzanna

    ★★★★★ Watched by suzanna 21 May, 2016

    every movie ever made should be about women and relationships between them...

    p.s. when will every man just die

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  • John Salazar

    ★★★★½ Watched by John Salazar 19 May, 2016

    This was my first Almodóvar film and I will enthusiastically be watching more. VOLVER is a small beautiful film that centers on the role of women in the Spanish culture, specifically their relationships with other women. It is a very female-driven film; if there were a male-version of the Bechtel test, this film would not pass, which is refreshing. Almodóvar incorporates surreal aspects into the film that rely on superstition and belief, making the narrative much more interesting but also giving an optimistic sense of the afterlife.

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  • Euan Brown

    ★★★½ Watched by Euan Brown 20 May, 2016

    Why is it that, in so many female led dramas, men are always abusive, sex-crazed and total dicks?

    I mean, this is a good movie but for fuck's sake.

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  • dbgirl

    ★★★ Added by dbgirl

    This movie was surprisingly light and positive even there was darkness bubbling under. Drama and comedy worked well together. Despite its dark subject, it was somehow a movie that made me in a good mood. Penélope Cruz made a strong performance.

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  • Sal

    ★★★★★ Watched by Sal 28 Apr, 2016 2

    Film #3 of the May Scavenger Hunt
    Task #19 Any film made by a director who has their latest in competition at Cannes this year

    Volver is about a the remaining 3 female members of a family as they cope with death, abuse, and loneliness. The now matriarch of the family, Raimunda, a young struggling working mother, her sister Soledad, who's husband has left he, who now works as an illegal hair dressers, and Raimunda's young daughter Paula. Their lives…

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  • Paul Fleming

    ★★★★ Added by Paul Fleming

    a wonderfully melancholic film that muses on life and death and the tenuous line that separates the two. Penelope Cruz puts in a wonderfully nuanced performance aided by the fact she is delivering dialogue in her native tongue. fantastically dark sense of humor and touching in places. (ooh-er) Another solid entry into Mr Almodovars filmography.

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  • Yosmel Araujo

    ★★★★ Added by Yosmel Araujo

    "Cada vez que me fumo un porro me acuerdo de ella". Agustina is such a lovely person.
    El cine de Almodóvar es una orgía sensorial.
    Los personajes secundarios, as usual in a Almodóvar movie, me llenan de vida.
    Penélope Cruz y Yohana Cobo son bellísimas.
    La escena donde Raimunda canta mientras su madre llora... That's powerful.
    "Bueno, y si no es para hacer un pan con pan, entonces ¿qué es lo que me estás pidiendo?"
    "Agustina, yo entiendo que entre…

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  • Jeff Broitman

    ★★★½ Watched by Jeff Broitman 05 Apr, 2016

    Pedro Almodovar's Volver is a lush, gorgeous film that celebrates the strength, intelligence, and resilience of women in the face of some brutal realities--microcosmed in the film's opening shot, in which a group of women clean and maintain the graves of the various men in their lives.
    The film's strength and charm comes from Penelope Cruz's charismatic performance, by far better than anything she's done where she's speaking English--acting in one's native tongue will always feel stronger, more confident, and…

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  • Damian Costanza

    ★★★★ Watched by Damian Costanza 16 Apr, 2016

    Me encanta esta difuminación de las lineas que separan vida y muerte, drama y humor, pasado y presente, y cómo ante la misma situación la acción y sus consecuencias son completamente distintas.

    Por no hablar de cómo transmiten las 5 actrices principales.

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  • EvanstonDad

    ★★★ Added by EvanstonDad

    With "Volver," Pedro Almodovar gives us a sweet and warm film about the ways in which women can be care givers for one another, and the responsibilities that go along with that. He also examines the impact that the actions of parents have on their children, while at the same time cautioning children about making hasty assumptions about those actions. As is typical in an Almodovar film, there's a lot to chew on, but unlike some of his most recent…

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