Saturday, August 12, 2017

High Heels 1991

     In the opening of this film, Rebeca is with her mother Becky and her stepfather on vacation.  Soon after, her stepfather dies in a car accident and Rebeca leaves for jobs as a singer.  She doesn’t return for 15 years.  Becky returns to reunite with Rebeca and they have a difficult relationship.  Rebeca loves her mother but she is also hurt she has been gone so long.  Becky lets Rebeca know she is disapproving of Rebeca’s marriage to Manuel because previously Becky was with Manuel.  A month later, Manuel is murdered in his villa.
     The investigating magistrate focuses on Rebeca, Becky and a woman working with Rebeca.  This film is like a telemundo in style because there is a LOT of drama.  Why did Becky stay away so long, why did Rebeca marry someone who had been involved with her mother?  Why did Manuel marry Rebeca?  Don’t worry!!  Everything will be answered in 112 minutes!!  3* (This movie is OK)

112 min, Comedy directed by Pedro Almodovar with Victoria Abril, Marisa Paredes, Miguel Bose, Anna Lizaran, Mayrata O’Wisiedo, Cristina Marcos, Fedor Atkine, Pedro Diez del Corral, Bibiana Fernandez, Nacho Martinez.

Note:  Imdb 7.2 out of 10, 50% critic 84% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 3*, Amazon 4.2* out of 5* with 46 reviews, Metascore 51 out of 100 with 12 critics
Special Note:  Filmed in Comunidad Valenciana, Madrid, Spain.  Originally Antonio Banderas was selected to play the role of Juez Dominguez.  Cristina Marcos was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for a Goya award but she has less than 5 minutes of screen time.  The literal translation of the Spanish title Tacones Lejanos is Distant Heels.  Rebeca and Becky have a talk about their conflicts and they reference situations is Autumn Sonata of 1978 by Ingmar Bergman. 

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