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Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón) Reviews

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½ December 25, 2017

[Pedro Almodóvar]
June 17, 2016
Almodóvar 1980
Un "cult classic" del cine español
½ January 20, 2015
Que se puede esperar de la primera pelicula de Almodovar, excesiva a veces grotesca y curiosa, pero disfrutable. Una Carmen Maura principiante y una jovencisima Alaska.
October 8, 2014
puede no ser una joya, pero esta película sabe brillar.
Jason Derfuss
Super Reviewer
January 28, 2014
A hodgepodge of edgy sex jokes, poor camerawork, and bad lighting.
½ November 2, 2013
More evidence that Almodovars early films were garish childish absurdities
January 21, 2013
O primeiro filme de Almodovar não é um primor e chega longe de estreias memoravéis como Tarantino e Stephen Frears, vale pela curiosidade do acompanhar o nascimento de algumas das marcas registradas do diretor, como o uso do vermelho, trilhas sonoras e toda a gama de personagens bizarros.

Um Almodovar rebelde e ainda muito crú, onde chocar valia mais que todo o resto. Dá pra pular sem problemas!
Super Reviewer
October 7, 2012
Almodovar began his career with this gritty tale of liberated women, and never looked back...
September 6, 2012
The directorial debut of Pedro Almodóvar, who had made short Super-8 films since 1974, before moving to 16mm. For his debut, Pepi, Luci, Bom (1980), it was taken from a short story he wrote called General Erections. It took 2 years to make and it has a rawness that the early works of John Waters' had, but even early on, Almodóvar made his mark in world cinema. Pepi (Carmen Maura) is a young woman who gets a visit from neighbouring policeman (Fà (C)lix Rotaeta), who has noticed she's growing marijuana plants in her window. He said he will not charge her unless she satisfies him with sex, but he rapes Pepi and takes her virginity. She eyes revenge, but ends up attacking the policeman's twin brother Juan (Rotaeta again) instead by mistake. Pepi ends up becoming friends with the policeman's wife Luci (Eva Siva). Pepi is trying to have Luci leave the policeman, but Luci finds solace in Pepi, as she's being abused by the policeman. Pepi's wild friend Bom (Olvido Gara) also becomes involved, and Luci becomes a groupie to Bom's band, The Bomitonis. For a film done for little money, it's compelling and exciting. It was shot on weekends over a year, as Almodóvar was working during the week at Spanish phone company Telefónica, but stars Maura and Rotaeta helped with the funding. It was a glimpse of what was to come from Almodóvar, and he got off to a good start here.
½ July 20, 2012
bad bad bad! but definitely entertaining if you can stomach crudeness.
May 17, 2012
Well it's the first Almodovar full feature so it's of course not as great as some of his latest films but what a crazy slice of Punk/Mad/Dirty little film! It's a bit like a John Waters flick with a spanish touch! Somehow all the themes Almodovar affectionates are already included in this film, religion, mariage, rape, S&M, Gays, Tranys, Over the top colors & costumes.... i'm glad i had a chance to see this film because it says a lot about his style & influences.
May 9, 2012
One of Almodovar's first films, with high influence from the situation of Madrid by those years.
This film is astonishing. Memorable scenes fill it, some of them quite disgusting I should say. It has no clear script, and so, it's confusing during some scenes of the film.
Without a doubt this film is Almodovar in his pure essence, but it's evident that he had to improve his technique, the film seems to be made by an amateur.
Not a bad film anyway, I think no one could say that he/she felt disappointed after watching it, I would say I felt kind of shocked and kind of "what the hell?".
½ November 1, 2011
Que se puede esperar de la primera pelicula de Almodovar, excesiva a veces grotesca y curiosa, pero disfrutable. Una Carmen Maura principiante y una jovencisima Alaska.
Super Reviewer
October 22, 2011
The earliest of Almodovars finds the director trying to deal with his then lack of budget and craftsmanship, but it also includes some incredibly wicked and witty ideas which would later become his trademarks. In this case one can see these ideas scattered in a film which lacks an axis. Nevertheless, the seeds are planted, though one might neeed a magnifying glass to see them.
October 18, 2011
i am a big Pedro Almodovar fan and i want to see all of his movies.
his first movie and is considered his worst ... but still i am going to see it
½ September 5, 2011
People who get hung-up on the technical difficulties of Pedro Almodovar's debut feature fail to notice the wonderfully provocative themes and camp performances, evident here in their earliest and least developed forms. "Pepi, Luci, Bom" is of course not an easy watch, it's incredibly rough around the edges and too often drifts into slightly derivative fields of broad comedy, however it introduces Almodovar's characteristic interest in complex issues surrounding gender, sexuality, rape and desire - all of which will be considered in a far more sophisticated and artistic fashion later on in his career.
½ April 8, 2011
Absolutely fucking awful! The only good thing about this film is the bearded lady's squeeky voice which had me howling. In Pedro's defence, he was very young and totally stupid.
March 10, 2011
Pepi (Carmem Maura) é uma mulher louca, que faz tudo muito depressa. Bom (Olvido Gara), uma sádica líder do grupo Bomitoni, é sua melhor amiga. Um dia conhece Luci (Eva Siva), a esposa sadomasoquista de um policial que violentou Pepi ao encontrar vasos de maconha em seu apartamento. Nasce entre as três uma grande amizade, ou algo mais, e juntas vivem um período diferente em suas vidas.
September 27, 2010
Un film, carino, su alcuni personaggi (donne) folli e ai limiti della società.
½ June 14, 2010
Interesting as the first movie of Almodovar but much worse than his later films.
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