Wednesday, August 23, 2006
The film is about this gay play writer Pablo who loves a young man named Juan. But Juan doesn't reply his letter or love him back. Later, Pablo meets Antonio, played by Antonio Banderas, as a sexual encounter. But Antonio becomes obsessed with Pablo and couldn't stand the fact that Pablo still loves Juan.
Sounds dramatic? Yes, and very campy. Mr. Almodóvar always wants to have a transsexual character in his film. It reaches to a point in this film that I suspect every women might be a transvestite, besides Pablo's sister.
I think this film will be a great crowd pleaser at the Castro Theatre, it actually won the Audience Award at the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. But I got bored after half an hour into the film. Besides, they talk really really fast. I can barely follow the subtitle flashing on the screen. Why does Spanish so fast? What's the hurry?
My rating: 5 out of 10.