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Volver

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Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni

Volver

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
121 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/03/06
performer:
Penelope Cruz, Carmen Maura
director:
Pedro Almodovar
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
9182
genre:
Comedy, ActionAdventure

We gave it an A-

As a woman who keeps her cool even when disposing of her husband’s corpse, the Oscar-nominated Penélope Cruz whips through Pedro Almodóvar’s lively, moving dramedy Volver with a luminous confidence missing from her Hollywood flicks. Carmen Maura is equally good as a ghost (or not) who takes on an earthly mission. And don’t miss the dazzling end-credit sequence, inspired by one of the star’s cheap floral-patterned costumes. EXTRAS The director’s commentary touches on neorealism, Hitchcock’s Torn Curtain, and Cruz’s fake bum.

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