A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with their common lover.Written by
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The literal translation of the Spanish title into English is "Distant Heels", the sound of which both Becky and Rebecca refer to when reminiscing about their respective childhoods. The English title 'High Heels' may have led to its mixed reception by critics and audiences in the US and UK who were expecting a comedy about fashion. See more »
The phone that rings after Rebecca comes home after getting out of jail is muted, yet it rings. See more »
[announcing her husband's murder on the television news]
According to the autopsy, the victim had had sexual relations shortly before he died. I can only add it was not with me.
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Beyond My Control
Written by George Fenton
Editor original Warner Bros Music Corp. (Canciones del Munido, S.A.)
Por cortesia de Warner Bros Inc. See more »
Lyrical, allegorical, and very well acted
Aldomovar is one of the few male directors on the planet who is a true artist and painting a portrait with female emotions. Using garish sets, outrageous humor, and witty songs, Aldomovar expertly juxtaposes the absurdity of what we fleetingly but devoutly believe is truly important with eternal truths. If you speak Spanish, then you are privy to another layer of wry duality that really doesn't translate through the subtitles. Abril is remarkable as the returning mother finding things turned upside down and ultimately doing it one or two better. Highly recommended.
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