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Volver (4 stars)

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Volver image“Written and directed by Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, this humorous fantasy stars Carmen Maura as Abuela Irene, who revisits her hometown in the La Mancha region — in spectral form — to resolve problems she couldn’t settle during her life. Abuela’s spirit gradually becomes a reassuring presence to her daughters (Penélope Cruz, in an Oscar-nominated performance, and Lola Dueñas) and granddaughter (Yohana Cobo).”

Geoff’s Comments: A very engaging film and story line with a good balance of drama, comedy and sentimentality.

[ rent Volver via netflix.com]

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Written by gsm

05/19/2007 at 10:48 pm

Posted in  Video 

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