All About My Mother (1999)

ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER is a dandy drama from Spain, about a single mom
(Cecilia Roth) struggling to get a grip on her grief, after her son 
is killed in a car accident on his 17th birthday.  She moves to Bar-
celona, to find his long-estranged father, and in the process pairs 
up with a transvestite hooker (Antonia San Juan), a pregnant nun 
(Penelope Cruz), and a lesbian stage actress (Marisa Paredes).  Sounds
racy but is far from it.  Writer/director Pedro Almodovar's seemingly 
flamboyant film is a rather sweet and simply-drawn story of mothers 
and mothering and, well, Bette Davis...  

Grade: B+

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