All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre)1999
All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) (1999)
Critic Consensus: Almodovar weaves together a magnificent tapestry of femininity with an affectionate wink to classics of theater and cinema in this poignant story of love, loss and compassion.
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as Huma Rojo
as Hermana Rosa
as Madre de Rosa
as Padre de Rosa
as Doctor in 'Streetcar Named Desire'
as Doctor #1
as Doctor #2
Critic Reviews for All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre)
This is humanism in drag: Almodovar's passionate redefinition of family values.
An emotionally satisfying and brilliantly played take on the ups and (mostly) downs of a group of less-than-typical female friends.
For me it felt like a good many weeks at a politically correct summer camp.
Audience Reviews for All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre)
All About My Mother is a challenge to the conservative and conventional on family and relationships. Masterful performances, even from the young Penelope Cruz. Outrageously beautiful.
It's nearly impossible to not be swept up in Pedro Almodóvar's melodrama "All About My Mother." It's a very affecting story that is clearly very personal and told with great care. The performances, especially from Cecilia Roth, are lovely and the cinematography is fluid and precise. "All About My Mother" is beautiful, funny and touching with just enough Spanish melodrama to wash it all down.
Manuela (Cecilia Roth) is the central character in this movie. She lives in Madrid with her son Esteban (Eloy Azorin),and for his birthday, she takes him to a production of Streetcar. The play holds special meaning for her as she played the role of Stella when she was younger. The play moves both of them, and Esteban wants the autograph of Huma Rojo (Marisa Paredes) after the show. He also wants Manuela to tell him the story about his father, an unknown figure in his life. Rojo enters a taxi before Esteban can reach her, so he chases after the taxi, only to be hit by a car and killed. She takes a journey back to Barcelona, where she left Estebans father long ago. For her son, Manuela sets out to find her sons father.....
All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) Quotes
|Lola:||[At Rosa's Funeral] Manuela, what a joy is to see you. Pity is in this place.|
|Lola:||Manuela, what a joy is to see you. Pity is in this place.|
|Manuela:||It couldn't be anywhere else. You're not a human being, Lola. You're an epidemic.|
|Esteban:||Would you be able to become a prostitute for me?|
|Manuela:||I've already been able to do anything for you.|
|La Agrado:||When I was young I was a truck driver. In Paris, right before I got my breasts done. Then I left the truck and became a prostitute.|
|Huma Rojo:||That's so interesting!|