Talk to Her Pedro Almodóvar won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Talk to Her , his moving story about the unlikely friendship of Benigno (Javier Cámara) and… Talk to Her Pedro Almodóvar won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Talk to Her , his moving story about the unlikely friendship of Benigno (Javier Cámara) and…
Video Review

Talk to Her (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: May 27, 2003; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Drama, Foreign Language; With: Javier Camara and Dario Grandinetti; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Pedro Almodóvar won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Talk to Her, his moving story about the unlikely friendship of Benigno (Javier Cámara) and Marco (Darío Grandinetti), two men in love with women in comas. The Academy got it right. Seamlessly weaving themes of loyalty, loneliness, and love, the movie pulsates with a richness not just of story and character, but of music as well (Caetano Veloso's ''Cucurrucucú Paloma'' is mesmerizing). Who but Almodóvar could combine bullfights, sponge baths, and ballet with such sincerity?

Originally posted May 21, 2003 Published in issue #712 May 30, 2003 Order article reprints