Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (¡Átame!)

¡Átame! I didn't enjoy Pedro Almodóva's another early film "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!" (¡Átame!) as much as I enjoy "Live Flesh."

Antonio Banderas again plays the lead character in "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!" After he is released from a mental hospital, he goes to search for his love, a porn star, and asks her to be his wife. When she refuses, he kidnaps her and ties her up so they can spend some time together, so he thinks that she will begin to love him.

Sounds bizarre? Well, like many of Pedro Almodóva's films, the story is never ordinary. But this one goes a little bit too far, and it's like a badly written TV drama. Even the lines are sometimes wittily funny and the sex scenes are also scorching, but the movie overall is just not reaching up to the level of Almodóva's other films. I didn't buy the story.

My rating: 5 out 10.

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