Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! ★★★½

Almodóvar colourful surrealist film seems half cooked but damn it intrigued me. We are living inside a cinematic dark melodrama and he challenges you to empathise in this twisted affair. Almodóvar explores Stockholm Syndrome within a melodramatic context and he tries to convince you with the normalisation of it in his story. For me, I did find it difficult to empathise with Banderas but his performance suits Almodóvar's narrative and artistic flare.

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