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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios) (1988)

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
7.6 Rating
(349 ratings)
7.6 IMDB rating

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Kiti Manver

Kiti Manver

Paulina Morales
Chus Lampreave

Chus Lampreave

Portera Testiga de Jehová


Written by
Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar

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3 years, 6 months ago at Aug 30 23:19
This movie certainly represents progresses in many of the most interesting aspects of Almodóvar's earlier works, the radical subjectivity of feelings, emotions and the exaggeration of strange mix of melodrama and comedy. Misunderstandings and confusion, as well as situations of vaudeville make the movie look like a comic farce, but firm touch of Almodovar's gift to make things different, with its... read more

A good movie

5 months, 2 weeks ago at Sep 14 20:44
Pedro Almodovar is one of those directors that I have always admired but he never became a personal favorite of mine. Indeed, he is what you can call a real author who has created his own style and, therefore, he always got my respect but, honestly, I always had a hard time with his work and this movie was not an exception. Basically, it is a typical example of what he did in the 80's, some colorf... read more
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Description: A woman's lover leaves her, and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. She confronts his wife and son, who are as clueless as she. Meanwhile her girlfriend is afraid the police are looking for her because of her boyfriend's criminal activities. They talk to a female lawyer, who turns out to be the lover's new lover, and e ... (more)
Release date: 11 November 1988
UPC: 027616860439
1980s (9), Spain (9), 1988 (8), Spanish (7), Comedy (6), Drama (2), Suicide Attempt (2), Adultery (2), Humor (2), (2), Relationships (2), Apartment (2), Spanje (1), Apartment Building (1), Taxi (1), Affection (1), Chase (1), Frustration (1), Betrayal (1), Male Female Relationship (1)
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A good movie

“Pedro Almodovar is one of those directors that I have always admired but he never became a personal favorite of mine. Indeed, he is what you can call a real author who has created his own style and, therefore, he always got my respect but, honestly, I always had a hard time with his work and this movie was not an exception. Basically, it is a typical example of what he did in the 80's, some colorful but also very daft soap-opera with some rather messed up characters. I mean, like in most of his movies, most of the characters are women but does he really provide a positive image of women? It seems that they are all emotional wrecks, impossible to make some sound decisions because they have been manipulated by some douche-bags. And yet through they rather perplexing behavior, they were still” read more

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