VolverRaimunda and her sister Sole live nearby and they both miss their mother Irene, who died several years ago in a house fire along with their father. One day, Irene returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life.
Actors of "Volver"
Characters of "Volver"
Directors of "Volver"Pedro AlmodóvarBirthdate: 25 September 1949, Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Creators of "Volver"Pedro AlmodóvarBirthdate: 25 September 1949, Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Critic Reviews of "Volver"I.E. WeeklyJuly 02, 2009
It's up to charm to twinkle our attention away from the loose threads and daytime TV plotting.Time OutFebruary 03, 2007
Even if Volver sounds too high-concept for you, know that Almodóvar is smart enough not to rest on laughs alone, extending his premise to dark, though occasionally tidy psychological territory.Orlando SentinelJanuary 19, 2007
It's clever and entertaining. It's marvelously deft, but never daffy. It works well enough, despite feeling like the most conventional film this great, envelope-pushing Spanish director has ever made.Philadelphia InquirerDecember 28, 2006
Pedro Almodóvar whipstitches a movie from patches of those mother-daughter melodramas Mildred Pierce, Bellissima and Two Women and makes it seamless and original, funny as it is fierce, breathtaking as it is life-affirming.Houston ChronicleDecember 22, 2006
The Return rattles its chains for a spell, but it doesn't linger -- it quickly leaves.Detroit NewsDecember 22, 2006
Volver is rich, crazy, ambitious and filled with heaven and earth in a way that no other filmmaker can touch. It is a flawed beauty, but the beauty is so much more important than the flaws.Empire Magazine AustralasiaNovember 16, 2012
Almodóvar's phantasms are emotionally anchored so the story never gets away from its characters -- just when you suspect he might have overplayed his hand he stages a clever, surprising inversion to tie the film together.CinePassionAugust 28, 2009
Almodóvar's maturity navigates not only the thin lines between comedy and drama and between body and spirit, but also between rebellion and acceptanceFilm ThreatJune 21, 2008
At the center of this hectic universe, [Cruz] never misses a step and may even elevate what Almodovar originally conceived.Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)May 12, 2008
With all its unexpected twists and turns, the story still unfolds naturally, like some gaudy Mediterranean flower.BrandonFibbs.comFebruary 28, 2008
Pedro Almodovar's Volver is amazingly bright, fresh and clean for a film dealing with murder, adultery, incest, malignant disease and the occasional supernatural apparition.Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)April 27, 2007
Hollywood, take notice: If you hand Penelope Cruz a role with more depth than the paper it's printed on, this is what you'll get.
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