About the Movie
Academy Award®-winning actress and producer Penélope Cruz delivers an extraordinarily emotional performance in ma ma, the newest film from acclaimed director Julio Medem (SEX AND LUCÍA). Honoring the high melodrama of Pedro Almodóvar and Douglas Sirk, ma ma follows Magda (Cruz) as she experiences tragedies and miracles alike. Just as Magda is diagnosed with breast cancer, she meets Arturo (Luis Tosar), a devoted husband and father in the midst of unspeakable loss. Their chance encounter leads both down a path of strength, grace, love, and rebirth.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 42
- Fresh: 9
- Rotten: 33
- Average Rating: 4.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: A melodrama only glancing at profundity.
Rotten: Cruz's ample star appeal buoys this flimsy vehicle to a point, but even that quality isn't infallible.
Rotten: Though it stars the versatile, always watchable Penelope Cruz, who shows an expected flair for charismatic saintliness, even she can't rescue this impossibly beatific melodrama.
Rotten: Cruz's aces performance apart, very little about this extremely disappointing film feels real, and some of it is risible.
Just watching the trailer made me want to throw up.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2016
- © 2015 MA MA Películas A.I.E, Ma Ma P.C S.L, Morena Films S.I, Mare Nostrum Productions SAS, España 2015