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All About My Mother

  • I think the rest of the movie should be about me...

What starts out as a mother-and-son tale takes a sharp right in an entirely different direction, as Mom goes back to her roots to track down Daddy. In the process we get to examine the very Bohemian lifestyle of her friends and aquaintances, old and new; and explore some people who (IMHO) are extremely confused about their sexuality.
The film may appeal more to women and gays. The foreign critics seemed to rate this film in comparison with the director's earlier work, I had not seen those films and judged the film in isolation.
Spanish with English subtitles.


99 minutes, No persons under 13 (Language)
Comedy, Drama, Gay interest, On the Art Circuit

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Credits
Cast
Cecelia Roth, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan, Penélope Cruz
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
ScreenplayPedro Almodóvar
MusicAlberto Iglesias
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in1999
Produced byEl Deseo S.A., France 2 Cinéma, Via Digital, Renn Productions

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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
The MoviesiteIan Douglas8
Cape ArgusDerek Wilson15
Cape ArgusAdrian Monteath5
Cape TimesJean-Pierre Rossouw10
The StarJoanna Rix18
Die BurgerFrancois Smith10
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge15
RapportBarrie Hough20
SA City LifeTony Jackman15
TV3 ScreenplayBarry Ronge16
SAFM Saturday WiredAlan Swerdlow16
International Media
eye Weekly (Canada)Alex Patterson15
Box Office (USA)Lael Loewenstein15
Rough Cuth (USA)Don Kaye16
Film Review (UK)Alan Jones20
Internet (IMDB)1887 Netizens17
Average .. 72%14

Visitor Comments
Ian Douglas: The film was more about slowly revealing all about his father rather than his mother. Overseas commentary has praised it as a brilliant exploration of all the female roles in today's society, I found the story rather silly. YMMV.


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