All About My MotherManuela, an Argentine nurse oversees donor organ transplants in Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid and she is single mother to Esteban, a teenager who wants to be a writer. On his 17th birthday they go to the theater and after the show, Esteban tries to get the main actress'; autograph but is run down on the street and dies. Emotionally devastated, Manuela relocates to Barcelona in hopes of telling her son';s transgender father Lola, about the death of the son he never knew he had. He is nowhere to be found but Manuela does find an old friend, Agrado and meets up with a pregnant nun, Rosa. Together they form a life and become fast friends - until tragedy strikes again.Genre: DramaCountry: InternationalDuration: 101 minQuality: SDRelease: 1999IMDb: 7.8Keywords:
Actors of "All About My Mother"Antonia San JuanBirthdate: 22 March 1961, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
Characters of "All About My Mother"
Directors of "All About My Mother"Pedro AlmodóvarBirthdate: 25 September 1949, Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Creators of "All About My Mother"Pedro AlmodóvarBirthdate: 25 September 1949, Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Critic Reviews of "All About My Mother"TIME MagazineAugust 12, 2008
It brims with life.SlateAugust 12, 2008
It's a lovely work.VarietyAugust 12, 2008
An emotionally satisfying and brilliantly played take on the ups and (mostly) downs of a group of less-than-typical female friends.Chicago ReaderAugust 12, 2008
For me it felt like a good many weeks at a politically correct summer camp.New York ObserverApril 27, 2007
All About My Mother, for all its self-deconstruction, is played with more sobriety and conviction than any of Mr. Almodóvar's previous films.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
It displays a depth and maturity lacking in Almodóvar's earlier work.Common Sense MediaSeptember 20, 2016
Thought-provoking Almodovar drama has lots of sex, profanityBlog de cineApril 11, 2016
Almodóvar is able to speak through this melodrama with great mastery to all women... and all audiences for that matter. [Full review in Spanish]LarsenOnFilmNovember 03, 2015
...about the ability of melodrama to speak to, and rise from, our mundane lives.Hollywood.comDecember 13, 2009
This film is as close to a masterpiece as the director has ever produced.TheMovieReport.comOctober 13, 2009
Hits a number of the right emotional buttons, due in large part to Roth's extraordinary performance.EmanuelLevy.ComDecember 24, 2008
Like Almodovar's first masterpiece, Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown, this vivid melodrama, the auteur's second masterwork, celebrates the resilience and camaraderie of women under duress.
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