Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown
Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown
  • R
  • 1h 29m
  • 1988
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Pedro Almodóvar, Spain's premiere writer-director, creates an off-kilter universe of madness, mayhem and pure fun, nominated for the 1988 Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film, and co-starring Antonio Banderas. High atop one of Spain's poshest penthouses, three women have come to the end of their mental ropes. Super-sexy Pepa (Carmen Maura) is forever teetering around atop her skyscraper spikes as she obsesses over Iván (Fernando Guillén), the lover who just jilted her over the answering machine! Her neurotic best friend Candela (María Barranco) is seeking refuge at Pepa's place because she recently realized her lover is a Shiite terrorist. And Iván's ex-wife Lucía (Julieta Serrano) was just released from a 20-year stint in a mental institution. They're all mighty mad -- in fact, they're on the verge of a nervous breakdown and one of them is about to commit murder unless the other half-crazed femmes fatales can stop her!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Douglas Pratt

The film's color scheme is like a makeup counter display, and the narrative has the same sort of s...

June 21, 2017
Cole Smithey

June 21, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Michael Wilmington

A feminist comedy with real bite; it always brings down the house.

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:November 11, 1988
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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