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Movie Review: All About My Mother

Story: A more mature Spanish director Pedro Almodovar (who won Best Director this year at Cannes for this wonderful film...remember Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown?) brilliantly delivers a tribute to women filled with wisdom, passion and humor. With a background of American classics such as Streetcar Named Desire and All About Eve, we are lovingly introduced to a group of women that include a grieving mother who just lost her 17 year old son, a pregnant nun, transsexuals, junkies and lesbians. These three dimensional characters' lives entwine, enfold and develop in layers that buoy their resilience, dependence, support and ultimate life triumphs.

Acting: The entire ensemble cast is fabulous. I cried, I laughed and I cheered with all of the characters.

Visual Art: Crayola colors galore! A visually dynamic treat.

Pets: one dog

Sappy Factor: 0

Quirky Meter: 5

Length: A perfect 101 minutes