Penguin Egg

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 41% (9 of 22)
Location: London, England
Birthday: May 30

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I like reading books on science, history, music and Buddhism; I listen to jazz, rock, folk-rock, Tom Waits and Matt Monro; watching films, and writing.
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,618,549 - Total Helpful Votes: 9 of 22
All About My Mother (Widescreen) <b>DVD</b> ~ Cecilia Roth
The death by accident of a mother's much loved son compels her to go to Barcelona and inform the father, who doesn't even know of the boy's existence. Finding the father is not so easy and by going to Barcelona, the mother digs back into a world she had left behind in order to bring up her son. It is a sordid but colourful world with transvestite prostitutes, junkies, an AIDs riddled nun, divas, and the usual associates of one's past. Remember that this is Almodovar, not Ivory-Merchant. However, these people are not displayed as freaks, but portrayed sympathetically. Almodovar celebrates their lives. He does not pass judgement.
Like other Almodovar films, the complex story line shows… Read more