in about 100 words or less
Spain 89m, Colour
Director: Pedro Almodóvar; Cast: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma, María Barranco
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is a soap opera-like comedic farce about a woman who is search of her ex-lover to give him some important news. While it is not difficult to guess what that news might be, her chase is a plot device that leads us is on a journey that is full of absurd twists and unlikely interconnections. Almodóvar’s brightly coloured sets and flamboyant clothing match the over-the-top performances and add to the general sense of mayhem (Klaus Ming October 2016).