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Pain & Glory
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Pain & Glory (2019)

Drama Foreign
113 min.
Release Date
November 8, 2019
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Running Time
113 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for drug use, some graphic nudity and language

PAIN & GLORY tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered. First loves, second loves, his mother, mortality, an actor with whom the director worked, the sixties, the eighties, the present and the emptiness, the immeasurable emptiness at the impossibility of continuing to film. PAIN & GLORY talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s... Full synopsis »

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From Pedro Almodóvar comes Pain & Glory, a beautifully crafted but tediously dull drama about a physically and mentally crippled man who is able to rediscover a path forward by opening up about his past. Antonio Banderas is terrific, but his performance is not enough to save the movie from its own seemingly lack of focus and disinterest in carrying the story forward in a fulfilling way. Full movie review »
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