Almodovar has created an ecstatic homage to the women who have inspired him all his life.
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This is more than a movie: It's Almodovar's design for living.
Some will find the movie's sexual antics too explicit and unconventional for comfort.
Almodovar is adept at weaving together strands you'd never guess would match.
Almodovar still populates his work with characters you'll see nowhere else in movies.
It's enough to make your head spin, but Almodovar, whose mastery of the medium has never been more assured, gives you plenty to think about, ultimately grounding the dizzy whirl of his idiosyncratic fictional world in a story that feels not just true but universal.
As dark as a Greek tragedy yet it has a vibrance and joie de vivre that can't be contained by grief.
Funny and wise, lively and contemplative, intriguingly postmodern and powerfully moving, all at the same time. It's not to be missed.
The work of a talented filmmaker coasting on his own fumes.
So intrinsically rich that it doesn't need any metaphors.