Pedro Almodovar is at the top of his game with "All About My Mother," a poignant, at times comedic examination of women in intimate relationships. "All About My Mother" visits themes of female vulnerability and solidarity, but in a new and profoundly mature way. Cecilia Roth plays strong-willed hospital worker Manuela, whose 18-year-old son's accidental death transforms her life. Reading her son's journals, grief-stricken Manuela realizes that he longed to hear about the father he never knew. Forsaking Madrid for Barcelona, she embarks on a search for the man she left almost 20 years before.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
168 Ratings
168 Ratings

98% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.1/10
  • Fresh 83
  • Rotten 2

Critics Consensus: Almodovar weaves together a magnificent tapestry of femininity with an affectionate wink to classics of theater and cinema in this poignant story of love, loss and compassion.

17+ COMMON SENSE

Thought-provoking Almodovar drama; lots of sex, profanity.

Information

Studio
Sony Pictures Classics
Genre
Foreign
Released
Copyright
© 1999 El Deseo D.A., S.L.U. and Pathe Renn Production S.A.S. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
Spanish (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
English (Subtitles)

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