The Flower of My Secret Reviews

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May 20, 2003
Though The Flower of My Secret is a slight work, it is a pleasing return to form.
December 11, 2002
The movie is full of familiar Almodovar fare, but it feels freshened.
February 14, 2001
An intimate, beautifully wrought work, it reflects a new maturity in Almodovar's work and is one of his best pictures.
January 1, 2000
Though Almodovar touches on many of his favorite absurdities, he does so with surprising subtlety.
January 1, 2000
If Leo appears to be doing some more or less orthodox movie-style suffering -- crying jags, a suicide attempt and the like -- perhaps that's just what she's supposed to be doing.
January 1, 2000
Secret isn't the usual romp, but it's Almodovar's most committed work in years.
December 12, 2017
There is not much of a plot; just real, romantically entwined lives -- a world away from the gaudy camp Almodovar had begun to tire us with.
October 4, 2006
If it isn't as successful as his very best work, neither is it a failure -- and there are certainly enough Alomodovarisms to bring a smile to anyone's face
June 25, 2005
May 3, 2005
Dramatizes the contentious relationship between fiction and reality.
April 14, 2005
an archetypal romantic comedy that reshapes the mold
April 12, 2005
The performers seem limited by the constraints of a Melodramatic Script on the Verge of a Breakthrough but never quite getting there.
February 21, 2004
I found this dramatization a mature Almodovar work, perceptive and cutting through in an incisive way to the everyday problems in life that wear people down.
May 14, 2003
August 27, 2002
Depicts the magical turnaround in the life of a writer of romance novels.
June 5, 2002
Seems to go in a dozen directions at once but ties up in the final reel into a tight, cohesive and enjoyable whole.
January 1, 2000
For the most part it is an absorbing story.
January 1, 2000
The film is attentive as well to the clichs that constitute reality and cinematic realism. It manages such complexities by highlighting Almodovar's own exceptional visual sensibility, which crosses over all kinds of boundaries.
January 1, 2000
Almodovar has created a film that offers hope to all mad lovers who need it.
January 1, 2000
It slowly unfolds from a narrow satire into a romance that's rich with real-life bitterness.
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