The Flower of My Secret (La Flor de mi secreto)
The Flower of My Secret (La Flor de mi secreto) (1995)

For years, Leo has been writing bestselling romantic novels (under the pseudonym Amanda Gris), but with her personal life in shambles, she finds it impossible to produce such sunny material. Unable to accept that her troubled marriage to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 12, 2005
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Caryn James
New York Times

Though The Flower of My Secret is a slight work, it is a pleasing return to form.

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Scott Rosenberg
Salon.com

It slowly unfolds from a narrow satire into a romance that's rich with real-life bitterness.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

If it isn't as successful as his very best work, neither is it a failure -- and there are certainly enough Alomodovarisms to bring a smile to anyone's face

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

The movie is full of familiar Almodovar fare, but it feels freshened.

James Berardinelli
ReelViews

It's bland as often as it is affecting, and presents little that's new or original.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Dramatizes the contentious relationship between fiction and reality.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

An intimate, beautifully wrought work, it reflects a new maturity in Almodovar's work and is one of his best pictures.

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

If Leo appears to be doing some more or less orthodox movie-style suffering -- crying jags, a suicide attempt and the like -- perhaps that's just what she's supposed to be doing.

Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

an archetypal romantic comedy that reshapes the mold

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Matheus Carvalho
Minor but not less entertaining Almodóvar, filled with his usual visual flair and bizarre and soapoperarish trademarks.
Lanning : )
It will take a spectacular film from Pedro Almodóvar to knock <i>Hable con ella</i> and <I>Volver</i> out of the #1 and #2 positions on… More
Jim Hunter
A romance novel writer attempts to save her failing marriage while pursued by her new editor. This Almodovar film is simple and simplistic melodrama. There are… More
Lady D'arbanville
Although this appears to be one of Almodovar?s best, in terms of the critics, I never quite felt that quality and feel it lacked the Almodovar stamp that sets… More
Randy Tippy
A little more 'mainstream' than the Almodóvar I've come to know and love, but still very enjoyable.
Megan S
Another good movie from Almodovar. Everyone in this movie has a secret or a different nature that they don't really show anyone. It was full of great… More