Broken Embraces


Broken Embraces
Pedro Almodovar's latest vehicle for Cruz has a rather convoluted plot which left critics longing for something simpler. In essence a three-or-four-way romance, it revolves around a beautiful woman who was involved with a film directoer. When he lost his sight in an accident, she switched her attentions to a millionaire. The millionaire however really wants to know what happened between her and the director, so he sets about making a documentary about a film that the two of them are doing, allowing him to spy on them. Meanwhile the director's assistant has her own feelings to deal with ... In Spanish with English subtitles.

125 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity).
Drama, Romance, Thriller, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Penélope Cruz, Lluis Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luis Gómez, Rubén Ochandiano, Tamar Novas
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
ScreenplayPedro Almodóvar
MusicAlberto Iglesias
CinematographyRodrigo Prieto
EditingJosé Salcedo
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced byA consortium of Spanish companies

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, fairly infrequent, some crudity, in context
NudityGraphic sexual nudity, breasts, prolonged scene
SexStrong sex scenes with suggestive sounds, sexual conduct
ViolenceModerate violence, mild blood, infrequent, in context
PrejudiceSome implied homophobia, in context
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseSome illegal drug use, brief, does not promote or glamourise
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer quote iconPicture perfect
15
Die Burger
Mariana Malan quote iconGevul met onvergeetlike toenele en 'n goeie dosis absurditeit
15
Box Office
Richard Mowe quote iconAn excavation of passions that may leave you listless
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconTo see this film once is to experience his deliberate abandon. To see it twice, as I've been able to, is to understand that his style embodies his subject. That subject is: Film and life rush ahead so heedlessly that the frames are past before we can contemplate them.
20
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconKnotty but generally beguiling blend of noir, melodrama and movie-biz satire
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconAlmodovar, a true poet of cinema, creates images — horrifying and healing — that live inside your head like a waking dream. You want to miss a movie like that? I didn't think so.
18
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs
12
Metacritic.com
32 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
136 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconPedro Almodovar's fourth film with Penélope Cruz isn't his finest work, but he brings his signature visual brilliance to this noirish tale, and the cast turns in some first-class performances.
16

What the People say

Internet
9128 Netizens quote iconAlmodovar offers a subtly brilliant picture, with more than initially meets the eye
14

Average .. 75%

15

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