Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Synopsis
A Madrid voice-over actress (Carmen Maura) goes into a tailspin after her lover leaves.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The women here aren't afraid to get extreme about love, but in the end, you sense that they are too sound to destroy themselves over the...
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100

TV Guide

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The film is flushed with bright light and cartoon hues, nicely accenting the fast-paced stew of incidents.
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
The smiles don't fade until the finish of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown when we witness Pepa's realization that she has, in...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, is certainly indebted to the plastic and neon schlock of Hollywood director Frank Tashlin, but...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
With Maura delivering an explosive performance, Almodovar presents Pepa's tale with real gusto--with vibrant colors, gaudy personality, mad...
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80

Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
This is painless sexual politics, a fiendish comedy full of prickles and pain and the bright shiny pinks of a matador's cape. The farce...
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80

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
The results are high-spirited, with nice ensemble work from Almodovar's team of regulars, but the playlike structure (originally derived...
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80

Washington Post

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Gorging on the bad, bad world of TV soap operas, tabloid news and those Roy Lichtenstein cartoons where anguished women lament their lives...
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80

Variety

This often hilarious, irreverent and offbeat comedy is the most coherent young Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar has limned thus far.
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80

Empire

By David Parkinson
An explosion of garish colour, wacky detail and surreal complications, Almodovar’s very funny, urban comedy overflows with the unexpected....
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WOMEN on the Verge of Greatness

By lugubriousthespian
Pedro Almodovar's bizarre, near-campy farce WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN showcases Carmen Maura in a truly zany plot that combines a philanderer and many of his conquests all converging...

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