I confess that I have been unfaithful to Pedro Almodovar recently. I really had no interest to watch his latest movie, and I still haven’t seen the previous one either. If sometimes Almodovar is a bit too “out there” for you, this is one of his less brash and more nuanced movies. A beautiful and touching slice of life, wonderfully told, with two superb central performances, this was one of the best movies of the year, without a doubt.
Ok, I lied. I can’t pick just one Pedro Almodovar movie. This one has to be on the list. A bit more flamboyant and crazy, it may actually be more representative of the rest of his filmography.
It is an impossible choice to pick only one of Pedro Almodovar’s movies, but if there was a gun to my head, I would probably choose this one. Funny, touching, full of life and optimism, it’s an amazing roller coaster of emotions that you have to watch! Penélope Cruz should have won the Oscar for best actress that year (I am sorry Helen Mirren, but it’s true).