Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from: 

Manuela: Women will do anything to avoid being alone.
Sister María: Women are more tolerant, but that's good.
Manuela: We're assholes. And a bit lesbo.

Two weeks ago I found myself re-watching this movie -- on the brand new Criterion disc, which is finally out in stores today! -- and this was the exchange I couldn't help but tweet out from amid my extreme laughter. For a movie about so much death and grief Pedro sure does inject a dozen's lives worth of life into it all, but then what else would one expect? That's why he's Pedro. 

In all seriousness this is one of Almodovar's absolute greatest films -- not to mention that in the great year that is 1999 this is maybe the greatest movie of all? -- full of joyousness and pain and beauty and women having conversations, and you know how I feel about women having conversations in Almodovar movies...

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