Rent All About My Mother (1999)

3.9 of 5 from 308 ratings
1h 37min
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From acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, a stunning valentine to femininity in all its disguises, motherhood in all its glory and to classic Hollywood melodramas and their diva actresses. A birthday treat turns into heart-rending tragedy for single mother Manuela (Cecilia Roth) when her teenage son is killed in a car accident after a performance of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' starring his favourite actress Huma Roja (Marisa Paredes). Determined to exorcise her overwhelming guilt, Manuela goes to Barcelona to finally tell his father about the son he never knew he had. There, the reason why she has kept the identity of her forbidden lover a secret for so long is revealed.
He is a transvestite named Lola who is dying from an AIDS related illness. However in confronting her own past, Manuela forges a new future with Lola's transsexual best friend Agrado (Antonia San Juan), church social worker Sister Rosa (Penelope Cruz) and Huma, when her play comes to town But even as the women from different fringes of society form a bond, further heartbreak, misfortune and ultimate joy lies in store for each. Considered by critics world wide to be the finest movie Almodovar has directed in his entire glittering career, and featuring glorious acting from the cream of Spanish cinema, All About My Mother combines warmth, love, tears and humour as it builds to an unforgettable emotional crescendo.
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Pedro Almodóvar
Todo sobre mi madre
Comedy, Drama, Lesbian & Gay
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2000 BAFTA Best Foreign Film

2000 BAFTA Best Direction

2000 Oscar Best Foreign Film

1999 Cannes Best Director

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Run Time:
97 minutes
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
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Impeccable - All About My Mother review by PM

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Hard to overrate this film. Beautifully put together telling a characteristically unusual story with humour and sensitivity. At its heart is an exploration of what it means to be authentic. I particularly loved the soundtrack which discreetly created a fabulous tone throughout.

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