Talk To Her
starts with Alicia (Leonor Watling) in a coma in a clinic being cared for
by male nurse Benigno (Javier Camaro).
Shortly thereafter we meet Marco (Dario Grandinetti) who, in turn,
meets female bullfighter Lydia (Rosario Flores).
An incident brings them to Aliciaís clinic where Marco and
Benigno become friends. What
follows is a delicate, sensitive story of love, friendship, and devotion
told by Writer/Director Pedro Almodůvar.
The story jumps
back and forth from the present to flashbacks to tell each personís
history. To tell more would
be to reveal too much. There are no mind-boggling special effects,
although there is one funny episode that takes imaginative liberties with
the female body. And there is
a lot of female nudity, although itís not particularly erotic since the
woman, gorgeous though she is, is in a coma.
I found it slow to get
into. But I hung in there and am glad I did because eventually it
grabbed me and I ended up enjoying it.
In Spanish with subtitles.
January 10, 2003