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A mi madre le gustan las mujeres (2002)

In Madrid, the divorced middle-age pianist Sofía discloses to her daughters Elvira, Gimena and Sol on the day of her birthday that she is in love with the talented Czechoslovak pianist ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Leonor Watling ... Elvira
Rosa Maria Sardà ... Sofía
María Pujalte María Pujalte ... Gimena
Silvia Abascal ... Sol
Eliska Sirová Eliska Sirová ... Eliska
Chisco Amado Chisco Amado ... Miguel
Xabier Elorriaga ... Carlos
Álex Angulo ... Bernardo
Aitor Mazo Aitor Mazo ... Ernesto
Sergio Otegui Sergio Otegui ... Javier
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carla Calparsoro Carla Calparsoro ... Gloria
Alberto Chaves Alberto Chaves ... Chico Concierto
Fernando Colomo Fernando Colomo ... Juez de paz
Lucía del Río
Gabriel Garbisu Gabriel Garbisu
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Storyline

In Madrid, the divorced middle-age pianist Sofía discloses to her daughters Elvira, Gimena and Sol on the day of her birthday that she is in love with the talented Czechoslovak pianist Aliska, who is twenty-years younger than she. The bigoted sisters are shocked with the revelation and do not accept the idea that their mother is lesbian. Elvira is an insecure and neurotic young aspirant writer that has a lousy job in a publishing house; Sol is the singer of a rock band; and Gimena is married with a boy and has a troubled marriage with Raúl. When they discover that her mother has lent all her savings to support the education of Aliska, they decide to seduce the girlfriend to make her leave their mother. But when Aliska returns to her country alone and their mother is very depressed, they need to try to revert the situation. Meanwhile the nervous Elvira meets the writer Miguel and has a clumsy relationship with him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Czech

Release Date:

11 January 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A mia madre piacciono le donne See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,024, 28 May 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$81,883, 4 July 2004
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Elvira: Call me a whore.
Miguel: What?
Elvira: Whore, say whore.
Miguel: Whore.
Elvira: No! like you mean it.
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Referenced in 2005 Glitter Awards (2005) See more »

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A mi madre le gustan las mujeres
Composed by Andy Chango
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"Soul Food" meets "Kissing Jessica Stein" . . . In Spanish
2 January 2003 | by burkemancomethSee all my reviews

This movie was really not that bad. I saw this movie as part of my class for Spanish writing, and I was pleasantly surprised. Unless you're studying Spanish, you'd probably prefer this movie in subtitles, but that's okay. Even though a few things that were said in this movie that were funny flew over my head at times, whether it be that Spanish humor is different than American humor or that I just didn't keep track of all that was said, it was still rather funny.

The basic plot of the movie centers around a woman who is the middle child in a family consisting of a mother, a father, and three daughters, of which she is the middle daughter. The mother and father are divorced, and, as the literal translation of the title implies, the mother became a lesbian and began to live with a woman who is around the age of the woman that the plot centers around. The movie is basically about how this main woman, the middle child, copes with this change in her life, both on a family level and on her relationships with men.

In the aspect about this working-class woman questioning her sexuality, this movie is quite a bit like the recent "Kissing Jessica Stein". The family aspect of the movie is a lot like "Soul Food", although the mother in "Soul Food" wasn't a lesbian. Either way, this movie wasn't a rip-off of either of these movies. The movie was altogether very original, and it had a theme which was very universal. I think that any American that sees this movie will relate to it in some way. It does take place in modern-day Spain, but could easily take place in America or Great Britain, or anywhere else within reason.

There is one other thing. The funniest part of this movie is when the youngest daughter, who is in a rock band, sings a song about her mother being a lesbian. The reaction of her family in the audience is classic. I give this movie a 9/10.


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