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Tacones Lejanos (High Heels)

Tacones Lejanos (High Heels) (1991)

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Written and directed by Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almódovar, Tacones Lejanos is a murder mystery centering on flamboyant actress Becky del Paramo (Marisa Paredes) and her daughter Rebecca (Victoria Abril), a television anchorwoman. After being estranged for 15 years, Becky re-enters Rebecca's life when she comes to perform a concert. Rebecca, she finds, is now married to one of Becky's ex-lovers, Manuel (Feodor Atkine). As the mother and daughter begin making up for lost time, Manuel is suddenly

Oct 7, 1992

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Unlike this director's best work, High Heels has no real mirth and not even enough energy to keep it lively.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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It's bright and spunky and playfully melodramatic, but something's missing.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Pedro Almodovar's films are an acquired taste, and with High Heels I am at last beginning to acquire it.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Despite the presence of two great actresses, High Heels is a disappointing film, as a murder mystery and mother-daughter melodrama.

July 19, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Not funny, suspenseful, or original.

May 4, 2005 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness

Witty and snappy Almodovar....as usual, but still great fun.

December 22, 2003
eCinemaCenter.com

The director knows what he wants to say, but isn't too sure how to go about saying it.

March 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Tacones Lejanos (High Heels)

One's enjoyment of this will depend on how the spectator is able to accept the director's melodramatic sensibilities (the live TV confession is a major standout) and to see Almodóvar winking at us through all the extreme plot twists. Douglas Sirk would have been proud.
October 24, 2011
Matheus Carvalho

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Almodovar melodrama about a selfish singing mother retuning to Spain and her TV newscaster daughter after leaving for Mexico 15 years ago and never looking back. In those 15 years, the daughter has all grown up, keeping busy by marrying her mum's ex-lover and going to shows to watch Letal, drag artist, impersonate her mother. The plot is silly, but everyone throws themslves into it with great enthusiasm, and it looks so colourful and stylish and pretty and Spanish. Lovely.

January 21, 2011
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Lesley N

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Almodovar always starts slow; but then as the story strands come together you can't stop watching.
October 19, 2012
Lemure

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An interesting case study in the relationships between women, both the biological kind and the transsexual kind. Almodovar's rich use of colour is gorgeous and reminiscent of an early 60s movie. Victoria Abril and Marisa Paredes are both wonderfully manipulative, cold, and vulnerable by turns.
September 14, 2006
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