Talk to her (3 1/2 Stars)

This is the final film from the Pedro Almodóvar boxset, and to be honest was probably my least favourite of the four films within the boxset.

The plot is about a male nuse, Benigno (Javier Cámara), who has had a lovely live being a caregiver to his elderly mother, who has since passed. Benigo because infatuated by a beautiful Ballet dancer, Alicia (Leonor Watling) who rehearses in a studio across the street from him. Alicia is injured after a car accident and as a result is in a longterm coma. Marco, a journalist comes to the same hospital when his girlfriend Lydia (Rosario Flores), is wounded by a Bull. Marco and Benigno bond together and become friends.

The film, I thought was a little slow and didn’t have much momentum. Although I liked the idea of the plot and the idea of the storyline I just wasn’t gripped by it. One of the scenes I did really appreciate was when Lydia, a Bullfight is getting ready in her traditional bullfighting costume. The costume is beautiful and you can see the history within the garment. I know virtually nothing about bull fighting, but was impressed with the ritual behind it that was seen in this film.

The film was okay, I wouldn’t rush back to watch it again, but if it was on television I wouldn’t avoid watching it, as for recommending it – I would probably pick one of the other three Almodóvar films before selecting this one.


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