April 23, 2010
Interesting drama - worth watching, but not a great film
I love Pedro Almodovar films - but this one was just not good. Broken Embraces had all the Almodovar elements - the quirky characters with their neurosis, the wacky narrative, and the colorful scene designs - but, despite all of that, it felt more like a shell of his earlier movies.
January 09, 2010
Duke de WF
Granted that I'm not totally familiar with Director Almodovar, but I found Broken Embraces totally boring. Maybe the Spanish would find it "hot stuff" but the plot is disjoined that situations are presented that have absolutely no relevance to the storyline. A gay son with a gay bedroom scene? Why??? Made no sense as to why Almodovar would insert this. It went nowhere. The same
December 28, 2009
I never thougfht I'd call an Almodovar film boring, but that's precisely what I thought about Broken Embraces. I don't know what happened to Almodovar. He used to make clever, wacky, funny films like Law of Desire, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Live Flesh, etc. Now it seems like he's making all these serious and glum films like Broken Embarces, Bad Education, Talk to Her, etc.
November 03, 2009
Amazing, been bilingual watched it without subtitles across the border and i truly recommend it, hope the great dialogue gets translated rightfully, it'll keep you entertained throughout. The characters belong to their performers, specially Penelope.