Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Genres - Comedy | Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors, Ensemble Film, Farce | Release Date - Nov 11, 1988 (USA) | Run Time - 88 min. | Countries - Spain | MPAA Rating - R AllMovie Rating 9 User Ratings (85) Your Rating
Synopsis by Hal Erickson Though the kinky characters and aberrant social behavior common to the works of Spanish director Pedro Almodovar are very evident in his Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, the film is at heart a door-slamming farce in the grand tradition. The tiny apartment of pregnant actress Carmen Maura is the "Grand Central Station" setpiece for this dizzying tale. Distraught over her recent breakup with her lover, Carmen prepares to overdose on sleeping pills, which she blends into a gazpacho so they'll go down easier. She is diverted from her suicide by her best friend Maria Barranco, a fugitive from justice (her boy ...View All »
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