|Starring:||Yohana Cobo, Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, Blanca Portillo, Penelope Cruz|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama, World Cinema|
|Collections:||Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||1 hour 55 minutes|
|Rental release:||12 Feb 2007|
|Main languages:||Spanish, English Audio Description|
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The returnBy Stephen Simpson from Croydon, England , 12 Aug 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]After two rather serious, male-orientated films (Talk To Her and Bad Education), its great to see Pedro Almodóvar back on familiar ground with this female ensemble piece. Its a film with quite a few twists, so it would be unfair to give away the plot suffice it to say that it revolves around Penélope Cruzs relationship with her sister, difficult daughter, recently-deceased mother, and terminally-ill neighbour. Cruz, returning to her native language after some dire Hollywood movies, gives a superb performance. She manages to make a difficult, often unsympathetic character likeable. Almodóvar is also reunited with Carmen Maura, his muse from the 1980s, after a very public falling out following trouble on the set of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. She isnt in that many scenes, but her presence really grounds the whole film. In fact, the entire cast is great there are five great parts for actresses, more than in a years worth of Hollywood films. Overall then, this is funny, colourful and entertaining.
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Great movie subtiles a let downBy a customer from LONDON , 12 Mar 2010i saw this on t.v and wanted to watch it again.
Its a movie that makes you laugh and cry great acting from all.
However the subtiles are a let down and its hard to follow story.
CHARMINGBy a customer from LONDON , 10 Mar 2010I have seen this film twice and loved it both times. No thriller, simply a delightful human story with Penelope Cruz wonderful to watch as ever
VolverBy a customer from Romford , 18 Feb 2010Penelope Cruz is wonderful in this slightly batty, off the wall film. Watchable although you don't believe some of the situations the characters get themselves into.
Bizarre but goodBy 8Katie88 (26 reviews) from York , 18 Feb 2010
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThere are moments in this film where you go 'oh my god is this happening?' (such as when we are led to believe Cruz serves her dead husband as a meal to the film crew or the dead mother poses as a hairdressing assistant). However, I really liked this movie. I loved the singing in Spanish, I loved the family dynamics and despite a certain amount of gritty subject matter there was a general sense of beauty to Volver (maybe that was P.Cruz).
Very Good...By a customer from London , 31 Jan 2010Penelope Cruz Rocks! She is stunningly attractive (enough to turn most hetrosexual ladies) and she's just great.
This film was visually stunning. The acting was fantastic. After a short time i didn't even notice that the film was in Spanish but then again it just sounded as stunning as it looked. The story as a whole was just heart wrenching and tragic interspersed with little bits of comedy and then the end, which in any other film would just be too weird to believe but for whatever reason just fitted.
I'd recommend this film to anyone. If you're looking to get into foreign films and world cinema this is not a bad one to start off with.