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High Heels(Tacones lejanos)

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Spain, France · 1991
Rated R · 1h 54m
Director Pedro Almodóvar
Starring Victoria Abril, Marisa Paredes, Miguel Bosé, Anna Lizaran
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance

This comic murder mystery melodrama from director Pedro Almodóvar focuses on Becky, a famous singer, and Rebecca, her daughter whom she neglected. Rebecca is now an anchorwoman married to one of Becky's past lovers. An already tense reunion between the two is further complicated by a sudden murder.

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We get a mother-daughter murder melodrama even more farfetched than the Joan Crawford classic, Mildred Pierce, on which this would appear to be loosely based.


Chicago Tribune by Dave Kehr

It's an admirable attempt, though a less than completely successful one. The film's disappointments lie not so much in Almodovar's controlled, respectful direction as in the strange gaps and displacements of his screenplay, which never seems to supply the scenes we most want to see. [20 Dec 1991]


Boston Globe by Jay Carr

Mostly it's Paredes' imperious - then surprisingly generous - high-handedness that carries High Heels. [20 Dec 1991]


Chicago Sun-Times by Roger Ebert

An Almodovar film is always an exercise in style, but High Heels also generates narrative energy and mystery, and provides what was, for me, a genuine surprise at the end.

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