The Flower of My Secret
The Flower of My Secret (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: March 8, 1995
DVD 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.

Mike Clark
USA Today

Secret isn't the usual romp, but it's Almodovar's most committed work in years.

Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

There is not much of a plot; just real, romantically entwined lives -- a world away from the gaudy camp Almodovar had begun to tire us with.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

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

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

It's a witty, intelligent scramble, and it's beautifully mounted.

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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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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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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Though Almodovar touches on many of his favorite absurdities, he does so with surprising subtlety.

Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Dramatizes the contentious relationship between fiction and reality.

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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.
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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