Tuesday, August 29, 2006
In anticipation of the fall release of the latest Pedro Almodovar movie, "Volver," in major cities across America they're screening 8 of Almodovar's greatest movies. I was a little shocked to learn that I've only seen 2 of the 8 -- so I'm going to work on catching up.
On Sunday I saw "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." It revolves around a woman having an affair with a man, that man's wife, another woman (a feminist attorney) that man is having an affair with and that man's son.
Of course it all gets a little messy -- they are on the verge of a nervous breakdown, after all. Spanish screen legend Carmen Maura plays the wife who may or may not be mentally ill and is at her best on the back of a hi-jacked motorcycle with a pistol in each hand (bouffant wig blowing in the wind) while firing rounds at a chasing taxi.
As only Almodovar could pull it off.