What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Qu he hecho yo para merecer esto!!) (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Qu he hecho yo para merecer esto!!) (1984)

What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Qu he hecho yo para merecer esto!!) (1984)

What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Qu he hecho yo para merecer esto!!)

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Filmmaker Pedro Almodvar, the Luis Buuel of the 1980s, cooks up another perversely funny descent into urban hell in What Have I Done to Deserve This? Carmen Maura plays a middle-class housewife hemmed in by her wildly eccentric relatives. Her principal purpose in life is a balancing act: to keep her head fastened on securely while all others are losing theirs. Film buffs will have a field day toting up Almodvar's visual and verbal allusions to the works of Buuel, Brian De Palma, Billy Wilder, John Waters, and even Andy Warhol. What Have I Done to Deserve This? was originally titled Que He Hecho Yo Para Merecer Esto? ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
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On DVD: Sep 9, 2003
Runtime:

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Chus Lampreave
as Grandmother
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Critic Reviews for What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Qu he hecho yo para merecer esto!!)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Diverting, with a light suggestion of talent.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Vacant black comedy.

Full Review… | March 5, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Almodovar's fourth feature (but the first to be released in the US) may be one of his most realistic films, an offbeat, darkly humorous feminist comedy with a great performance by Carmen Maura.

Full Review… | March 7, 2011
EmanuelLevy.Com

It's all a lot like early period John Waters -- only better acted and set in Madrid.

Full Review… | August 20, 2008
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A somewhat harsh critique of a Spanish culture that dooms women to indentured servitude.

Full Review… | May 4, 2005
Lessons of Darkness

July 29, 2005
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Audience Reviews for What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Qu he hecho yo para merecer esto!!)

Hitler, a lizard, a prostitute, a telekinetic neighbor and a dead body in the kitchen.

I suppose it wouldn't be a Pedro Almodóvar film if it didn't make you say "WTF?" at least once.

Deliciously weird.

flixsterman
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

It's a mish mash of the typical Almodóvar plot lines and characters, and though the stew never comes as consistent as it should and many of the threads are left hanging up in the air at the end, it's still a worthy entry in his oeuvre.

Matheus Carvalho
Matheus Carvalho

Super Reviewer

I'm still trying to decide about this movie. I think I'm trying to make it have more of a point than it did. When I think about it just as a movie about a struggling family I enjoy it but for some reason I keep trying to figure out the meaning or the significance of it.

purplemegan
Megan S

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