Julieta ★★★½

Good family drama that takes its time to get going, but slowly builds into a heartfelt tale of a grieving mother and how some uncounscious decisions can have a devastating effect on your entire life.

Adriana Ugarte is absolutely fantastic in this, and while every character isn't fully fleshed out, I felt like I could resonate with them all. But while the story is pretty engaging, it would also be fairly standard if it wasn't for Almodovar's direction giving it the special touch it needed to be as good as it is. There's not a lot of closure to it either, I felt like an extra 10 to 15 minutes would be appropriate, but those are small nitpicks. As it is, it's a pretty solid drama powered by a great performance and assured direction.

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