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My Mother Likes Women (A mi madre le gustan las mujeres) (2002)

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Average Rating: 5.3/10
Reviews Counted: 38
Fresh: 17 | Rotten: 21

This likable movie lacks the bite its subject matter demands.

41

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Critic Reviews: 17
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 10

This likable movie lacks the bite its subject matter demands.

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Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 1,367

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Movie Info

The debut film from the filmmaking team of Daniela Fejerman and Inés París, A Mi Madre le Gustan las Mujeres is a racy comedy starring Rosa María Sardà as Sofía. Divorced for years, Sofía gathers her three daughters, Sol (Silvia Abascal), Gimena (María Pujalte), and Elvira (Leonor Watling), together to celebrate her birthday and to make an announcement. It seems Elvira has fallen in love, which excites the girls until she reveals that it is a woman that she's been seeing. The title, A Mi Madre

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All Critics (40) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (21)

Elvira, Sol, and Jimena -- named for women in the life of El Cid -- are so spoiled and blind to their mother's happiness that they're often thoroughly unpleasant.

September 3, 2004 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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A sometimes cloying mix of screwball comedy and drama.

August 13, 2004 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Less side-splitting than a sad reminder of the past.

July 9, 2004 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Offers some pleasures along the way, including an engaging performance by Leonor Watling.

June 24, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
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Despite the promise of its title, this is a movie that skirts the issues of gay relationships at every turn.

June 18, 2004 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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My Mother Likes Women wants keenly to be hip and modern, but really it's just an old-fashioned drawing-room comedy.

June 18, 2004 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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It's a warm, sunny film that should remind viewers favorably of an early Aldomovar film, in which strong, beautiful, but slightly nutty women carry the day.

October 29, 2004 Full Review
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Sounds like a bad Almodóvarian television sitcom pilot.

October 19, 2004 Full Review Source: Planet Sick-Boy
Planet Sick-Boy

... it's nice to know that Hollywood endings aren't entirely in the straight domain.

September 10, 2004 Full Review Source: JWR

A graceless film about hateful people...apart from some Prague scenery in the last act, My Mother Likes Women is thoroughly ugly.

August 19, 2004
Groucho Reviews

Ines Paris and Daniela Fejerman's film does provide a measure of pleasure and a delicious premise that, wittier and less shrill, could be a terrific, timely and original remake for American audiences.

August 8, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

An aggressively silly take on subject matter that deserves more thought, but the performers -- virtually all of whom are women -- have so much energy and conviction you almost don't notice.

August 5, 2004 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Sardà never makes a believable lesbian.

August 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

It's little more than an amusing sitcom.

July 29, 2004 Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly
Las Vegas Weekly

This is a Spanish treat! Not really about lesbianism, but rather a broad comedy about a neurotic twenty-something trying to make sense of it all.

July 29, 2004 Full Review Source: european-films.net
european-films.net

Likeable, not loveable.

July 9, 2004 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

...it's hard not to root for all these characters to get what they want.

June 27, 2004 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Like a fourth-generation duplicate of an original--curiously pale and tired although straining for vivacity and color.

June 20, 2004 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

Skirts predictability and political correctness in equal measure, adding up to an entertaining night at the movies.

June 20, 2004 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Starts strong but then degenerates into a sort of screwball comedy that doesn't serve its premise well.

June 19, 2004 Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan
San Diego Metropolitan

Almost no one in this film acts or reacts the way someone would on planet Earth.

June 18, 2004 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

Audience Reviews for My Mother Likes Women (A mi madre le gustan las mujeres)

I'm surprised that this didn't receive more appreciation from the users. Here we have an elderly mom who has fallen in love with a woman rather than another man...and boy do her daughters react. I thought it was fascinating to see the diverse reactions and the actors clearly having fun exploring their characters.
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