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Highly Suspect Reviews: Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory Movie Review


Pedro Almodóvar’s latest is perhaps his most personal film to date. While not exactly autobiographical, it’s not NOT autobiographical. Antonio Banderas plays an aging movie director who, due to chronic pain both psychological and physical, has sequestered himself away inside his beautiful apartment, setting his life on hold. When he reconnects with an actor from one of his most popular films who he has not seen in decades, it leads to reminiscences about his childhood, recriminations for past deeds done, and a lot of heroin. Coming to this film with their eyes wide open are your critics Chris, Baz, Ben, Frank, and Spider-Mike. Check out their review here.


DIRECTED BY: Pedro Almodóvar

STARRING: Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Raúl Arévalo, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Asier Etxeandia, Kiti Mánver, Cecilia Roth, Nora Navas, Susi Sánchez, Julieta Serrano, Carmelo Gómez, Rosalia

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