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All About My Mother, 1999

All About My Mother
Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
Written by: Pedro Almodóvar
Language:  Spanish, Catalan, English
Country:  Spain, France
Runtime:  101 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of All About My Mother is uplifting, bittersweet, and witty. The plot centers around transvestism, a prostitute, and redemption. It is a drama and foreign movie. Stylistically, All About My Mother is postmodernist, stars a strong female character, and is a melodrama. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It takes place, at least partly, in an urban environment. All About My Mother is set in Barcelona. It happens in the 1990s. The movie is known for being a modern classic, a masterpiece, and controversial. Note that All About My Mother includes drugs/alcohol, sexual content, and profanity.

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Cecilia Roth stars in this celebrated film from Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar. Distraught over the... more

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Language: Spanish, Catalan, English
Country: Spain, France
Release date: 24 September 1999
Runtime: 101 min
Awards: Cannes,Academy Awards

Awards

Awarded Best Foreign Language Film at the 1999 Academy Awards
Pedro Almodóvar for Best Director at the 1999 Cannes

Cast and Crew

Celia Roth Celia Roth As Manuela
Marisa Paredes Marisa Paredes As Huma Rojo
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Entertainment Weekly
Almodóvar's masterwork, is a spectacular synthesis of everything that has always interested him -- proud women, lovely boys, beautiful drag queens, grand movie stars, gorgeous frocks, wild wallpaper .
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It weaves life and art into a rich tapestry of love, loss and compassion.
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01.December.2012 |  by: rita patrick
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A most interesting movie. I loved it, the characters are great, and likeable. This movie will linger with you for days and weeks after you see it. I liked it and gave it 5 STARS.
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Quirky and cool
This movie was full of interesting characters and storyline. Overall did not make so much sense though...
16.October.2008 |  by: sarahjane
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good almodovar film
Like most of Almodovar's films, this one is very colorful and emotional, and deals with gender issues and relationships of all sorts. if you like Almodovar's work you are sure to love this one too, but if you don't like him then this movie will not...
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21.August.2008 |  by: mathilda
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Weird
Maybe I don't get Almodovar's style, but his movies are always too weird and confusing for me. I spent more time trying to read the subtitles and figure out what was going on than actually watching and enjoying the movie! Too much work for not such...
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