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The Flower Of My Secret 1996 R CC

4.7 out of 5 stars (7) IMDb 7.1/10

A best-selling author struggles to keep her head above water in the face of a crumbling marriage. Incapable of delivering the rosy pulp required by her contract, she pens a dark tale that is deemed unpublishable until the novel is stolen from her trash and sold, becoming the basis of a major feature film.

Starring:
Marisa Paredes, Joaquin Cortes
Runtime:
1 hour, 47 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, International
Director Pedro Almodovar, Pedro Almodóvar
Starring Marisa Paredes, Joaquin Cortes
Supporting actors Juan Echanove, Rossy De Palma, Chus Lampreave
Studio Sony Pictures Classics
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Sweet, and very well acted. This is much less wild and outrageous than earlier Almodovar, but compensates by having more real emotion. Still, this has two of his usual key elements -- dramatic use of intense color, and a melodramatic, almost soapy, story. It's clear he loves melodrama at the same time he gently pokes fun at it.

But in 'Flower of My Secret' the soap has more underpinnings in humanity, with subtler behavior and humor. Technically he gets even better with this film. It's beautiful, shot in a more subdued style than his earlier work. Not a great movie, but a good, entertaining, human one that paves the way to his later fully 'real' and moving masterpieces like 'Talk to Her'. Lovely performances.

There seem to be two distinct groups among Almodovar fans. Those who prefer his earlier, wilder, more genre busting work, and those who prefer his more recent, subtler films. I'm in the second group, but can completely understand those who feel differently. And where you fall on that scale is likely to have a big impact on your reaction to this film.
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Despite the apparent lightness and melodrama of the plot, this is one of the most felt and brilliantly realized Almodóvar's films. His identification with women's alienation is superb.
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This is movie is one of my all time favorites. Almodovar clearly outdid himself here, not only on the directing but also on the script. The acting is superb, very few characters with strong personalities and intricate lives. I highly recommend this movie, it is artsy, moving, funny and always a treat to watch. Viva Almodovar!
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Very nice. Perhaps a little too dramatic, but very stylish
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