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Volver, 2006

Volver
Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
Written by: Pedro Almodóvar
Language:  Spanish
Country:  Spain
Runtime:  121 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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Volver can be described as stylized, emotional, and offbeat. The plot revolves around being haunted by the past, sibling relations, and family life. The main genres are drama and foreign. In terms of style, Volver is postmodernist, involves twists and turns, and stars a strong female character. It is set, at least in part, in a village. It is located in Madrid. Volver takes place in contemporary times. The movie has received attention for being a Cannes festival winner and critically acclaimed.

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Yohana Cobo, Lola Duenas, Carmen Maura and Penelope Cruz in Volver (2006)
Director Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz on the set of Volver (2006)
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Pedro Almodóvar, the Oscar-winning writer-director of such international successes as TALK TO HER and... more

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Language: Spanish
Country: Spain
Release date: 29 June 2006
Runtime: 121 min

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Carmen Maura Carmen Maura As Irene
Penélope Cruz Penélope Cruz As Raimunda
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The Onion (A.V. Club)
Almodóvar is still one of the few directors worth watching just for how he uses color on the screen. But the pleasures have always run much deeper, and now they run deeper still.
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by: Keith Phipps
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Crammed with outrageous turns of fortune and quicksilver shifts in tone, Almodovar's film is held together by performances so subtle and complex it's hard to single out only one as exceptional. But Cruz is astonishing.
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Great story from Spain
Volver is an engrossing film by Pedro Almodóvar starring Penélope Cruz. The movie centers around a family of women. The movie begins with Raimunda and her daughter Paula being devastated by the death of Raimunda’s mother, along with another...
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04.April.2012 |  by: Matthew Smith
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I was actually a little surprised at how much I liked the movie. It sucked me right in. I don't know if it was meant to be as funny as I found it but I did a fair bit of chuckling throughout. I suggest this even if you have a dislike for subtitled...
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14.September.2010 |  by: Slappy
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Dear reader, Until March 12th 2010 this was an actual real review. Because the new design that NetfIix has implemented for movie detail pages removed information about what our friends rated movies, as well as top 10 lists and the ability to send...
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10.September.2010 |  by: Slappy
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Slappy rated this title
If this wasn't Almodovar would people still love this movie? I like him, I think he's one of the best we have but this movie bored me. It's a retread of themes he's explored before, but without the tension or drama or humor.
01.July.2009 |  by: Michael Cain
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I'm not a big fan of Almodovar films, and wasn't at all looking forward to seeing this, but just saw Volver at the Telluride Film Festival and it was incredible. Amazing performances (with possible exception of the girl who plays Cruz's daughter...
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01.April.2009 |  by: jgoldman
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Another strong film by Almodovar, this is his other bookend about his childhood to balance out "Bad Education". As usual, he uses strong women and plot turns to craft this sweet, melancholy dance between life and death.
18.March.2009 |  by: Paul Donovan
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Very good and well-made
I was a liitle surprised by this film; I thought it was gonna be heavy, depressing and sad (a more familiar side of Almodóvar), but it turned to be light and even happy. the plot was flowing nicely and kept me interesting all the way through, and...
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08.November.2008 |  by: Noa
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volver...
It is classical Almodóvar movie, dealing with female. three generation of strong women. …… the movie as great atmosphere, a lot of red color.
11.October.2008 |  by: amit.alter
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