Deborah Ross

Unpredictable, delicious and flamboyantly stunning: Parallel Mothers reviewed

Almodovar's latest stars a terrific Penelope Cruz and leans to the thriller-ish

Mummy’s curse: Penelope Cruz, terrific as always, as Janis in Almodovar’s Parallel Mothers. Credit: ©El Deseo DA SLU_Iglesias Mas

Pedro Almodovar’s latest is a film about identity, secrets, lies, buried skeletons, real and metaphorical. But what you mainly need to know is: it is wonderful and delicious and blissfully styled — Almodovar doesn’t do ‘neutrals’ or Uggs — and constantly surprising. With most films you know exactly what you’ll be getting within the first ten minutes.

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