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Almodovar is a Genius!! ever!!
Comparing with other films of Almódovar, High Heels is definitely a more "normal" one.
Not a favorite of mine by Almodovar. He's done far better.
I admire Almodovar's work,so many emotions and this great imagination that brings us in the end an extraordinary story
Tiene todo lo que hace un filme de Almodovar, personajes femeninos perfectamente delineados, melodrama, humor negro y lleno de sexualidad. Y aún con su repetida formula, logra conseguir uno de sus mejores filmes dramáticos a la fecha. Las actuaciones son impresionantes, (Miguel Bosé no lo hace nada mal), la escena en la que Marisa Paredes canta "Piensa en Mi" es tan buena que da piel de gallina; además de un final poético y "heartbreaking". En mi opinión, mejor que el filme más alabado de Almodovar a la fecha " Todo Sobre Mi Madre". 4.1/5
Stylish, beautifully filmed, fantastically leaded by Victoria Abril and Marisa Paredes, and featuring Pedro Almodóvar's trademark humour in the crude reality, Tacones lejanos is a surprisingly suspenseful and intriguing melodrama about Becky del Paramo, a fambloyant actress that returns to her daughter's, Rebecca, life, and the people they love and are loved by, with the film's compelling elements helping to erase some of the script's underdeveloped characters and scenes.
Another tale from Almodovar about the relationship between a woman and her mother. It has the feel of a Spanish soap opera at times but with a dark twist, of course. The twist in the story was obvious from the start and it just didn't have that punch that his films usually have. Saying that, I didn't get bored with it, the story kept me interested.
Almodovar always starts slow; but then as the story strands come together you can't stop watching.
After the outrageous, dark comedic antics of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990), Pedro AlmodÃ³var opted for something a bit more serious for his next film, taking it's inspiration from Michael Curtiz' Mildred Pierce (1945) and Douglas Sirk's Imitation of Life (1959), High Heels is a powerful female piece but also visually stunning as well. Becky del PÃ¡ramo (Marisa Paredes) is a successful Spanish actress and singer who left Spain years previously to go to Mexico, she left a daughter behind, Rebeca (Victoria Abril), who has become a successful TV newsreader in Madrid. Mother and daughter reunite, but Becky is non too pleased when she discovers that Rebeca is now married to Manuel (FÃ (C)odor Atkine), who Becky used to date when Rebeca was a girl. However, when Manuel ends up dead, Rebeca is a prime suspect, and she's been seeing female impersonator Letal (Miguel BosÃ (C)), whose act is mimicking Becky. Rebeca ends up in jail, but it's revealed that Becky visited Manuel on the night of his death, and that makes Becky a suspect as well, even though Rebeca has confessed to killing him. It's a good character piece with some darkly funny moments, like Miriam DÃaz Aroca as the sign language interpreter Isabel. But, this is a film about estranged relations, and strange things going on in relationships. AlmodÃ³var gets the best from his cast, and look out for a young Javier Bardem as a TV floor manager.