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Jamon Jamon

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Jamon Jamon

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
performer:
Javier Bardem, Stefania Sandrelli, Penelope Cruz
director:
J.J. Bigas Luna
genre:
Comedy, Foreign Language

We gave it a B-

This sexy, good-natured Spanish farce has plenty to recommend it, including a nude bullfight. When a rich mother (Stefania Sandrelli) hires a hunk (Javier Bardem) to break up her son’s engagement to the daughter of the town whore, the mother’s best-laid plans, so to speak, go goofily awry. But what Jamon Jamon needs is the goosing hand of a young Pedro Almodovar to move it into the giddy sphere it aims for yet never reaches. B-