Mar. 13th, 2011

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Not only is this film a Bechdel MEGA pass, it is a true rarity: a reverse-Bechdel-fail. No two men speak to each other during this entire film!

Volver is a story of a family of women, their relationships and troubles, their past and their lives. From IMDB: "After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life." I found it funny, warm, and generally wonderful.

There are six women with major roles. Raimunda (Penelope Cruz), her sister Sole, her daughter Paula, her aunt Paula, her mother Irene, and their friend Agustina. There are also neighbors and various other women with speaking roles. There are only three men with speaking roles and they never speak to each other (they only speak to Raimunda).

Warnings for this film include references to (but no depictions of) incest, rape, and violence. It is Spanish language with English subtitles and is directed by Pedro Almodovar.

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