All About My Mother


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

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

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
8
Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
15
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
5
The Cape Times
Jean-Pierre Rossouw
10
The Star
Joanna Rix
18
Die Burger
Francois Smith
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
Rapport
Barrie Hough
20
SA City Life
Tony Jackman
15
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
16
SAfm Saturday Wired
Alan Swerdlow
16
eye Weekly
Alex Patterson
15
Box Office
Lael Loewenstein
15
Rough Cut
Don Kaye
16
Film Review
Alan Jones
20

What the People say

Internet
1887 Netizens
17

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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