Volver As a woman who keeps her cool even when disposing of her husband's corpse, the Oscar-nominated Penélope Cruz whips through Pedro Almodóvar's lively, moving dramedy… Volver As a woman who keeps her cool even when disposing of her husband's corpse, the Oscar-nominated Penélope Cruz whips through Pedro Almodóvar's lively, moving dramedy…
DVD Review

Volver (2007)

CRUZ CONTROL In Volver , the actress has far greater command of her role than she's been able to display in Hollywood
Image credit: Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni
CRUZ CONTROL In Volver, the actress has far greater command of her role than she's been able to display in Hollywood
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Apr 03, 2007; DVD Release Date: Apr 03, 2007; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy; With: Penelope Cruz and Carmen Maura; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

As a woman who keeps her cool even when disposing of her husband's corpse, the Oscar-nominated Penélope Cruz whips through Pedro Almodóvar's lively, moving dramedy Volver with a luminous confidence missing from her Hollywood flicks. Carmen Maura is equally good as a ghost (or not) who takes on an earthly mission. And don't miss the dazzling end-credit sequence, inspired by one of the star's cheap floral-patterned costumes. EXTRAS The director's commentary touches on neorealism, Hitchcock's Torn Curtain, and Cruz's fake bum.

Originally posted Mar 28, 2007 Published in issue #928 Apr 06, 2007 Order article reprints
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