Átame! (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!) (1990)
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"I'll never love you . . . ever!" the sexy and attractive Marina (Victoria Abril) states emphatically to the love-struck Ricky (Antonio Banderas). You know she means what she says because when she makes this statement she is handcuffed and lashed to a bed, not exactly the proper way to warm anyone up for romance. Yet in Pedro Almodovar's Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! the way to a woman's heart is depicted as being held in captivity until the Stockholm Syndrome kicks in. The film concerns the plight of
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Mr. Almodovar's comic invention runs out too soon, leaving the audience to giggle weakly in anticipation of the big laughs and disorienting shocks that never arrive.
A writer-director driven by his passion, Almodovar allows his movies to moan and sweat and writhe. Sex looks like sex, not pornographic but messy and warm. The curtains do not billow, the sheets burn.
Almodovar's polarities are so perfectly lined up in opposition to my own that it is quite possible for one of his movies to shoot right through my brain without striking a single cell.
Though this controversial film about romantic, sado-masochistic love in the hetero world is weak and ultimately disappointing, it's still worth seeing for understanding Almodovar's evolution.
One of those movies that makes you laugh if you sit back and absorb the entire absurd situation at once.
Typically nutty and passionate Almodovar
An off-kilter - and off-putting - mix of humor, sex, and Stockholm Syndrome obsession.
Perhaps its greatest truth comes from two of its characters watching a movie in production: one notes that the film is more a love story than a horror story. Replies the movie's director, 'Sometimes the two are indistinguishable.'
If you've never seen an Almodovar film before, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! would be a good place to start because it contains many of the virtues of his best films...
A brave, convention-challenging sex farce about the ties that bind us in love.
Whether you find him offensive or invigorating, it's hard to deny the Almodovar's unique style.
Audience Reviews for Átame! (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!)
- Ricki: I had to kidnap you so you'd get to know me. I'm sure you'll get to love me as I love you.
- Ricki: If you're untied, will you escape?
- Marina Osorio: I don't know. You'd better tie me up.
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