Law of Desire
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Popular film director Pablo Quintero (Eusebio Poncela) has found a new love in the form of handsome blue-collar Juan (Miguel Molina). Not altogether comfortable with his lifestyle, Juan decides to leave Pablo for a while to contemplate his future. Pablo insists that Juan keep in touch by sending him love letters. Ever the director, he plans to write the letters himself, and have Juan mail them back with his signature. If you think that settles things, you don't know filmmaker Pedro Almodovar. Among the many plot complications in Law of Desire is Pablo's subsequent romance with the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This wild man has a true talent."
‑ Pauline Kael, New Yorker
"This intriguing erotic melodrama is one of Almodovar's few explicitly gay films."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Almodóvar's affection for his characters ... makes his engagingly loopy narrative more than a simple Telemundo-on-acid joke."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"What it lacks in depth, 'Law of Desire' makes up in surface energy, with a lively cast, a turbulent plot and a textbook-worthy collection of case histories."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"a pivotal and unmissable piece of the Almodóvar puzzle, a romp that is Pedro at his young and kinky best."
‑ Don Willmott,
"A bold, daring work that is as shocking and impressive today as it was nearly 20 years ago when it was first released."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The film bristles with energy and bright interludes before the lugubrious plot takes over..."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"provocative psychological study about the potential devastating cost of wanton love"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"[A] great film from Spanish director Pedro Almódovar's early career..."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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