Tuesday, February 9, 2010
4 out of 5. I'd never seen Almodóvar's work but since watching VOLVER, from now on I will continue to seek it out. To say that it has heart might sound a bit schmaltzy but his characters feel like you've known them for years. Regardless of language barriers you understand their plight even if it is as crazy and fun as Volver. He captures the sweet-sexy cuteness of Penelope Cruz that I've yet to see an American director bring out of her. If you like unpredictable funny mixed with a cocktail of crime and mystery and a dessert of great character development then this is the feast for you.