What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Qu he hecho yo para merecer esto!!)
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Qu he hecho yo para merecer esto!!) (1984)

Filmmaker Pedro Almodvar, the Luis Buuel of the 1980s, cooks up another perversely funny descent into urban hell in What Have I Done to Deserve This? Carmen Maura plays a middle-class housewife hemmed in by her wildly eccentric relatives.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1984
DVD Release Date: September 9, 2003
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Diverting, with a light suggestion of talent.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's all a lot like early period John Waters -- only better acted and set in Madrid.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Vacant black comedy.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A somewhat harsh critique of a Spanish culture that dooms women to indentured servitude.

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Emanuel Levy

Almodovar's fourth feature (but the first to be released in the US) may be one of his most realistic films, an offbeat, darkly humorous feminist comedy with a great performance by Carmen Maura.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Hitler, a lizard, a prostitute, a telekinetic neighbor and a dead body in the kitchen. I suppose it wouldn't be a Pedro Almodóvar film if it didn't… More
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda
Not a bad movie by any means, just not very interesting. It's also one of the first Almodovar films where you can actually notice his mark. QUE HE HECHO… More
Matheus Carvalho
It's a mish mash of the typical Almodóvar plot lines and characters, and though the stew never comes as consistent as it should and many of the threads are… More
John Ballantine
I can finally cross this early Almodovar off my list and am happy to have done so. As usual, the stars are those just scraping by and having to do all sorts of… More
Megan S
I'm still trying to decide about this movie. I think I'm trying to make it have more of a point than it did. When I think about it just as a movie… More
Marcus Woolcott
An early Almodovar from when he moved away from the punk-style of his first films. You can definitely see hints of what would become...