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 ...
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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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A Final Request
Written by George Fenton
Editor original Warner Bros Music Corp. (Canciones del Munido, S.A.)
Por cortesia de Warner Bros Inc. See more »
A very enjoyable, intricate tale that elevates its somewhat mundane plot by turning things in a new direction whenever it starts to get stale. It's got a lot of the usual Almodovar stamps: high melodrama mixed with black comedy, insane coincidences, twisted relationships and of course dazzling use of color. Early on the theme of mother-daughter rivalry reminded me of AUTUMN SONATA, so I was quite tickled to hear the relationship being directly compared to that film later on. The movie doesn't have the magic of Almodovar's best works, perhaps because the performances as a whole aren't that impressive. However, even second-tier Almodovar is better than most stuff out there... it's got some really good laughs and an engaging series of twists and reversals. The out-of-nowhere prison dance scene is delightfully offbeat (although I felt like Almodovar was actually holding back a bit).
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