Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother)
Todo sobre mi madre (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: April 16, 1999
DVD 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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Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media

Thought-provoking Almodovar drama has lots of sex, profanity

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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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Sergio Benítez

Almodóvar is able to speak through this melodrama with great mastery to all women... and all audiences for that matter. [Full review in Spanish]

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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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Josh Larsen

...about the ability of melodrama to speak to, and rise from, our mundane lives.

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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