All About My Mother Synopsis
A woman (Cecilia Roth) struggles after her son's (Eloy Azorín) death.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Almodovar is adept at weaving together strands you'd never guess would match.
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100

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The year's best foreign-language movie an absolute must-see.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Almodóvar's masterwork, is a spectacular synthesis of everything that has always interested him -- proud women, lovely boys, beautiful...
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Pedro Almodovar's transfixing tragicomedy -- the best foreign movie of the year -- is also the best showcase for actresses in ages.
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88

Chicago Tribune

Generous in spirit and always engaging as it demonstrates that no matter how difficult life may become, there's no excuse for being drab.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A tender genuflection to the women's energies that keep that spinning world from keeling over.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The characters have a weight and reality, as if Almodovar has finally taken pity on them--has seen that although their plights may seem...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
This is more than a movie: It's Almodovar's design for living.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
No one else makes movies like this Spanish director.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Mothers definitely get their due here: Birth mothers, adoptive mothers and mothers-to-be - with the only men in sight (save for one young...
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All About Almodovar.

By Moviedude
How does Almodovar do it?How can he come up with highly original movies he not only directs,but writes,every few years?All About My Mother is a funny,touching,dramedy that is so masterful,I can see...

ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER

By lugubriousthespian
Pedro Almodovar's ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER is an utterly facsinating celebration of the perseverance of femenine spirit in the face of love, tragic death, reunion, and returning to one's own roots....

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Rated R | For Some Drug Content, Sexuality, Language and Strong Sexual Dialogue