Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and... See full summary »
In Madrid, the housewife Gloria lives in a tiny apartment with her husband, the taxi driver and forger Antonio; her lunatic mother-in-law, who is addicted in bottled water and cupcakes; and... See full summary »
A woman's lover leaves her, and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. She confronts his wife and son, who are as clueless as she. Meanwhile her girlfriend is afraid the police... See full summary »
Yolanda sings in a seedy nightclub. When her boyfriend dies of an overdose, she fears the police and seeks refuge in a convent that saves women from the streets. These off-beat nuns include a heroin using abbess who loves Yolanda, one who writes romance novels under a pseudonym, another raising a tiger in the convent yard, and one who designs fabulous fashions and is in love with the local priest. They plan an evening extravaganza starring Yolanda to celebrate the abbess's birthday and to convince their wealthy patron not to abandon them. Written by
Pedro Almodóvar's first film to have a proper producer and be made for a proper film company, rather than be made on the hoof like his previous projects. Almodóvar has since distanced himself from the film as he felt that he had to bow to commercial considerations. See more »
The "Salí porque salí" song is obviously not sung by Yolanda nor the backing vocalists. See more »
Very soon, this place will be full of murderesses, drug addicts, prostitues, just like before.
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Nuns doing drugs. Acid, Heroin, Cocaine. Could be funny, wild and colorful. However,....this is not a witty, wacky, madcap that keeps you entertained like "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown". That is a funny, colorful, wacky, madcap that you can't stop watching. This is played very subtle, very low key, almost as if it was made by someone who hadn't ever seen anyone on Acid or Cocaine. I can tell you first hand no one acts this low key on those drugs. The set design here is good. But the dialogue and the blocking of the scenes is not. It almost appears amateurish. Also, my DVD picture looks washed out and the sound isn't good. I usually LOVE Pedro's films but I would avoid this one. It isn't great.
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