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Almodóvar Gets Duplicitous With 'Broken Embraces'new

Broken Embraces is a strange little suspense film. It contains only a few strategic betrayals and outright deceptions, but a great many unspoken secrets and many lies of omission. Maybe it's too mature for the good old double-cross, but it is certainly not too subtle to include a few revelations and theatrical set pieces.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Sean Stewart  |  01-14-2010  |  Reviews

'Broken Embraces' Turns Cameras on Visionary Filmmakersnew

Two new films about filmmaking put plenty of talent on display – and share Penélope Cruz at her most attractive – without fully engaging their audiences. Pedro Almodóvar's melodrama Broken Embraces turns out to be a little too personal, while Rob Marshall's musical head-trip Nine may not be personal enough.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  01-12-2010  |  Reviews

Penelope Cruz on Almodovar and 'Broken Embraces'new

“The first time I worked with him, I was a whore giving birth in a bus. Then, a nun that gets pregnant from a transvestite. Every time I have my moment of ‘Really, isn’t this going to be too much? How are we going to make this believable?’ And then, he does it. Every single time.”
Montreal Mirror  |  Mark Slutsky  |  12-18-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

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