By Melissa Pierson
Updated December 06, 1996 at 05:00 AM EST

The Flower of My Secret

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  • Movie

Who else but director Pedro Almodóvar could effortlessly connect organ transplants with tight boots, flamenco dancing, Bogart in Casablanca, and a screaming contest? The Spanish director returns to form with The Flower of My Secret, a comedy-drama about a romance writer (Paredes) whose marriage is crumbling. Typically, Almodóvar bends melodramatic conventions — think Joan Crawford movies, but with irony and humor. Besides, Crawford never had a costar like Almodovar regular De Palma, who is hilarious as the writer’s argumentative sister. Even when this bad-boy auteur shows signs of mellowing, his touch remains as tart as ever. B+

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The Flower of My Secret

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  • Movie
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mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 103 minutes
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