The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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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.
Pedro Almodovar's films are an acquired taste, and with High Heels I am at last beginning to acquire it.
It's bright and spunky and playfully melodramatic, but something's missing.
There are about three scenes in High Heels which work.
With High Heels, Pedro Almodovar is back on top.
Despite the presence of two great actresses, High Heels is a disappointing film, as a murder mystery and mother-daughter melodrama.
Not funny, suspenseful, or original.
Witty and snappy Almodovar....as usual, but still great fun.
The director knows what he wants to say, but isn't too sure how to go about saying it.
Almodovar always starts slow; but then as the story strands come together you can't stop watching.
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.
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.
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.
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