Friday, January 13, 2017

Volver (2006)

After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life.

A sometimes humorous, sometimes quite dark exploration of women's lives in Spain; the female ensemble is excellent, and Almodóvar manages to tell a complex tale in a very light tone without losing any depth.

On renewed viewing: I still agree with my initial opinion.

Maltin***1/2: "Lively, colorful Almodóvar mixture of comedy, drama, emotion, and mysticism clicks with its opening shot and never lets up. It also gives Cruz an extraordinary screen showcase."

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