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My Mother Likes Women (2002)

A mi madre le gustan las mujeres (original title)
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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 Czech pianist Aliska, who... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonor Watling ... Elvira
Rosa Maria Sardà ... Sofía (as Rosa María Sardá)
María Pujalte ... Gimena
Silvia Abascal ... Sol
Eliska Sirová Eliska Sirová ... Eliska
Chisco Amado Chisco Amado ... Miguel
Álex Angulo ... Bernardo (as Alex Angulo)
Xabier Elorriaga ... Carlos
Aitor Mazo Aitor Mazo ... Ernesto
Sergio Otegui Sergio Otegui ... Javier
Gabriel Garbisu Gabriel Garbisu ... Raúl
Nicolás Quirós Nicolás Quirós ... Benja
Thomas Obermaier Thomas Obermaier ... Vaclav
Carla Calparsoro ... Gloria
Ana Goya Ana Goya ... Carmen


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 Czech 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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Did You Know?


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 »


A mi madre le gustan las mujeres
Composed by Andy Chango
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Spanish witty flavor
5 July 2003 | by toranaSee all my reviews

This is a comedy that is best flavored in its original language. Subtitles do not give full credit to the Spanish clever dialog. This is a movie for everyone. Who would not go crazy if your mother do something assumed drastic and unexpected? The reactions of Sofia's daughters when encountered with her mother's new love are funny, then dramatic but finally leveled at the end. I laughted most of the film and the mixed audience at the theater was laughing loud too. I liked the film because it is original and funny. The acting of Leonor Watling is superb. Leonor plays Elvira, the middle daughter of Sofia. Elvira has a bag of insecurities but her sensibility is more keen than that of her sisters. She will join Sol and Gimena, her sisters, in plotting to ruin their mothers love affair with Eliska. Eliska is a talented foreign pianist about the age of Elvira. The unexpected situations created are well presented in the film. This is a wonderful comedy.

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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 »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,780, 23 May 2004

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1.85 : 1
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