Monday, October 23, 2006

VOLVER

It's hard to discuss Almodovar's new film without giving away the plot twists, but to say the least, it's Hitchcockian, which is a steep departure for him, and not a particularly good fit. The major twist is telegraphed about halfway through. I'd forgive that if the characters were more well-developed, but for Almodovar, the characters are pretty thin. Penelope Cruz does the most with her part, as does the actress who plays her mother returned from the dead. But all of the other roles are one-dimensional, and with a pacing that is on the slow side, there's too much time to put 2 and 2 together.

In sports, the Tigers won yesterday, and as predicted, the Pats creamed the Bills.
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