Broken Embraces (2009) - Movie Details
|Release Date:||November 20, 2009 (LA/NY)|
|On DVD:||March 16, 2010|
|Cast:||Penelope Cruz, Lluis Homar, Blanca Portilla, Rossy de Palma, Kiti Manver, Chus Lampreave, Lola Duenas, Angela Molina|
|Studio:||Sony Pictures Classics|
|Running Time:||105 minutes|
|MPAA Rating:||Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material|
This man uses two names: Harry Caine, a playful pseudonym with which he signs his literary works, stories and scripts, and Mateo Blanco, his real name, with which he lives and signs the film he...
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Review by Nathan Samdahl (B-)
The newest film from acclaimed director Pedro Almodovar, Broken Embraces, starring Penelope Cruz and Lluis Homar, delivers visually, but falls short of the mastery of story present in Almodovar's best films (i.e. Talk to Her). The film is about a famous film director, Mateo Blanco (AKA Harry Caine), who in a car accident loses both his sight and the woman he loves (Cruz), and discovers new ways to channel his talent. As the story twists and turns new information is revealed about the cause of the accident including the involvement of certain characters closest to him.
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