Broken Embraces—Movie

I don’t have the words in English or Spanish to say how great Broken Embraces is. Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, the movie stars Penelope Cruz and Lluís Homar. The story takes place in the 1990s and present day. Broken Embraces involves “Harry Caine” (Lluís Homar) a blind writer, his agent Judit (Blanca Portillo) and Magdalena (Penelope Cruz), a secretary, part-time call-girl and aspiring actress. How the writer becomes “Harry” and turns blind is told in flashbacks as current events bring forth a flood of memories and confessions. Broken Embraces is a combination love story, melodrama and detective story and is told from Harry’s point of view. Although Cruz is wonderful in this and has never looked more beautiful, it is really Harry’s story and Homar is exceptional in that role.

This is one of the best movies of the 20000-2010 year.

4 nuggets out of 4

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