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Talk to Her

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Talk to Her

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
112 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/22/02
performer:
Javier Camara, Dario Grandinetti, Geraldine Chaplin, Rosario Flores, Leonor Watling
director:
Pedro Almodovar
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
Pedro Almodovar
genre:
Foreign Language, Drama

We gave it an A

Pedro Almodóvar won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Talk to Her, his moving story about the unlikely friendship of Benigno (Javier Cámara) and Marco (Darío Grandinetti), two men in love with women in comas. The Academy got it right. Seamlessly weaving themes of loyalty, loneliness, and love, the movie pulsates with a richness not just of story and character, but of music as well (Caetano Veloso’s ”Cucurrucucú Paloma” is mesmerizing). Who but Almodóvar could combine bullfights, sponge baths, and ballet with such sincerity?