All About My Mother
All About My Mother (1999)

Pedro Almodóvar directed this story of a woman and her circle of friends who find themselves suffering a variety of emotional crises. Manuela (Cecilia Roth) is a single mother who has raised her son, Esteban (Eloy Azorín), to adulthood on… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 26, 2006
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Almodovar weaves together a magnificent tapestry of femininity with an affectionate wink to classics of theater and cinema in this poignant story of love, loss and compassion.

TIME Magazine

It brims with life.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

For me it felt like a good many weeks at a politically correct summer camp.

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Ted Murphy

This film is as close to a masterpiece as the director has ever produced.

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David Edelstein

It's a lovely work.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

All About My Mother, for all its self-deconstruction, is played with more sobriety and conviction than any of Mr. Almodóvar's previous films.

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Michael Dequina

Hits a number of the right emotional buttons, due in large part to Roth's extraordinary performance.

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Jonathan Holland

An emotionally satisfying and brilliantly played take on the ups and (mostly) downs of a group of less-than-typical female friends.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It displays a depth and maturity lacking in Almodóvar's earlier work.

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Emanuel Levy

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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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Jan Marc Macababayao
All About My Mother is a challenge to the conservative and conventional on family and relationships. Masterful performances, even from the young Penelope Cruz.… More
Cynthia S.
Not sure why, but it was not a grabber for me. To me, it was just an "ok" movie. I just did not connect with any of the players. I watched the whole… More
Steven Carrier
It's nearly impossible to not be swept up in Pedro Almodóvar's melodrama "All About My Mother." It's a very affecting story that is… More
Jennifer D
WHAT? How have I not reviewed this movie yet? I watched this for extra credit in Spanish class and really ended up liking it. It's a gripping, extremely… More
♥Robyn M♥
Manuela (Cecilia Roth) is the central character in this movie. She lives in Madrid with her son Esteban (Eloy Azorin),and for his birthday, she takes him to a… More
Jim Hunter
Either something is lost in translation or the dialogue in this film is the most stagnant, expository ever to appear in an Oscar-winner. Some of the… More

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