Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Porozmawiaj z nią, Parla con lei, Fale Com Ela, Sprich mit ihr, 그녀에게, 对她说, (14) Hable con ella, Tala med henne
i hated this. i try not to hate movies but honestly i truly, truly hated this one. i can't even properly analyse it yet because i'm too angry and revolted but i will say this: musings on love and human nature and loneliness are not only wrong but outright dangerous when they're bred with misogyny so subtle and vile it goes mostly undetected. it deeply disappoints and frankly terrifies me that so many people think this is a masterpiece.
update: i've let this sit for almost a day now & i just can't bring myself to change my rating or be more considerate of this film's alleged virtues. i understand what almodóvar is attempting to get at and i can respect…
There is so much I did not like about this film that I find it hard to discuss it without just frothing at the mouth. I can see where Almodovar was trying to push buttons and asks questions, to bend gender expectations, and to take a complex and difficult subject to task, but he made a horrible decision in his storyline that will not work with me no matter what. In short, I'm talking about the rape, and the treatment of it. I cannot wrap my head around it in such a way that makes it palatable, and as someone who seeks transgressive cinema for the sake of discomfort, I know the difference between interesting transgression and wrong transgression. This…
The second and greatest film in what I like to refer to as Pedro's Trans-Gender trilogy. With All About My Mother you begin with an incapacitated/dead male and continue with a story that is almost exclusively female. With Talk To Her this is reversed and it is the females who are incapacitated for a male story. With Bad Education, you are dealing exclusively with male characters.
This film is a beautiful and touching exploration of loneliness. All power to Pedro for being able to make sympathetic a character who has done despicable things. The implementation of the silent film sequence is a thing of great beauty as is the fact that The Academy chose to honor this film with Best Original Screenplay. Oh and the dance sequences too. So much beauty in this film. Even midst the darkness.
I can't believe they tried to make me feel bad for a horrible rapist. I hate men.
AM I SUPPOSED TO FEEL SORRY FOR HIM???!!!
My tearducts haven't been this strained since I sat on my balls on a bus.
I gotta give this film a lot of credit for sparking so much pathos for a character, that, on face value, shouldn't deserve it. But that's the beauty of it - only knowing the context do you understand and empathise. You never know the other side of the story.
Now I can't go ahead and say I fully understood this film, quite often I was confused as to whether scenes were flashbacks, present scenes in a linear fashion, or dreams. I'd attribute this to a different culture of film and the language barrier rather than my stupidity.
I watched it half about 8 months ago, didn't finish it, I thought'd be disappointed with Almodóvar considering that most of his filmography in my view is beyond perfect.
The plot begins to develop very slowly, the subtle and silly script makes you anxious for what is to come and when it arrives, you're not disappointed but amazed by the beautiful and intelligent construction in every sense.
Almodóvar seems to place far beyond the good and evil of the moral of the visible and the law, deconstructing the complexity, judgments and prejudices when dealing with tragic and sublime situations. It brings out a feeling of bewilderment by making us approach and identify with the vicissitudes of human drives before we…
Ese toque original y sensible que tiene Almodóvar para retratar al amor en sus formas más inusuales y retorcidas, creo que no lo tiene nadie más. Es una película única, jugada, incómoda, pero muy emotiva. Quede maravillada.
Aprovecho para hacer CATARSIS (un poco spoileadora): hay gente que le da un mal puntaje solo por el hecho de tener un personaje que comete un acto terrible. Se quedan con la palabra "violación" en el vacío y se pierden de mirar todo el contexto. Creen que contar esa historia significa necesariamente justificar ese delito. Yo no lo veo para nada así. Se trata de un acto terrible, sí, pero colocado en una trama que te hace poner en tela de juicio todo…
This is my fifth Pedro Almodóvar film and I'm still not getting the hype. Talk to Her is a film that seems to think it's poetic when it's actually just glib and ridiculous. My little revelation during the middle of watching this is that I find Almodóvar to just be a dull version of Rainer Werner Fassbinder. They both made very European melodramas laced with queer detachment, but Almodóvar is flamboyant where Fassbinder is gritty and minimalist. For some reason though, I just can't get into Almodóvar's films as I do with Fassbinder's.
Perhaps my issues with Almodóvar stems from his rather heartless filmmaking under the guise of soap opera nonsense. His camerawork in Talk to Her is fixated on the female…
a very uncomfortable watch; almodovar seems to want to remind us of the neverending demands of male entitlement (you can be next door to dead and men will still expect the world from you), but ultimately his sympathy for the male characters and their increasingly reprehensible actions just ends up feeling sleazy.
Pedro Almodóvar is a creator of absolutely stunning films. The feel of his work is so consistent, with lush lighting, great cinematography, frequent eroticism and soulful soundtracks.
He also has a knack of casting just the right person for each role, generating true feeling and emotion. I don't think I've ever heard someone say they were bored with an Almodóvar film.
He does however, have a knack of scratching the scab. making it bleed and then keeping on scratching until it's quite unbearably painful.
In Talk to Her, there are some scenes, some moments that are really quite difficult to sit through. As an example, I can see why bullfighting is considered beautiful. It has generations of national history behind…
My second Almodovar experience did not quite match the first. The first half of the film is fantastic. After a film and a bit it's quite clear to me that Almodovar is a master filmmaker; he knows exactly what kind of film he wants to make and has the ability to do so. The characters are immediately instilled to the audience as full and viable people (however strange) and the story flows beautifully.
But at around the halfway mark the film shifts a little, roughly when Benigno places the two comatose women as if they are gossiping together. The sequence of events from this point onward, and how the audience is positioned to feel about these events, makes me a…
Exquisitely made, but almost unbearably cringey …
Hable con ella is my fifth Almodovar movie and I really tried to love it, but it is probably one of his weakest movies from what I've seen of his filmography. I can imagine many ways this could have been better.
I think the biggest flaw is that the movie wants you to root for someone who has little to none likeable characteristics. If you have seen the movie, you’ll know whom I’m talking about. The other protagonist, on the other hand, is easier to sympathise with, and I might have liked this movie more if his plot line was solely the vehicular. And I understand the message of the movie, but considering many women are coming clean lately about their sexual abuse…
el final digamos que me gustó, la escena con caetano (que aparece cecilia roth <3) está buena, pero desp la película justifica cosas por la soledad y la verdad que no está para nada bueno. desp el personaje de benigno es un loquito de mierda y la relación que se hace con grandinetti maso maso ¿? igual grandinetti me gustó
AH APARTE lo de los toros dios mío que retrógrado hermano dale la concha de tu vieja pleno siglo 21
그것은 어떤 면으로는 참으로 지독하기도 하다.
Here is a list of circumstances in which it is acceptable to rape people:
Estava bom até começar a romantizar o estupro. Quando Marco diz "Ela está viva, você a despertou" foi o fim da picada. Ele não a "despertou" ele a violentou!!!
Só consegui sentir repulsa por esse filme.
One of those movies I'd been meaning to and should have watched years ago.
~ Pedro Almodovar is a very unique writer and director and I love it ... weird, enticing and confronting ~
eu realmente passei MUITO tempo ponderando esse filme. eu fiquei completamente inexpressivo por muito tempo, tentando entender o que penso sobre Hable Con Ella.
eu aprecio como Almódovar explora assuntos muito densos e complexos e foca seu olhar em personagens fora de qualquer convenção e norma social. ainda sim, estou horrorizado, de todas as maneiras possíveis, enojado.
estupro nunca é um tema fácil, e enquanto não vejo que o filme tenta justificar as ações de Benigno, penso que as cenas se arrastam demais em tentar forçar algum tipo de simpatia e pena a ele por parte do público, tentando trazer algum tipo de conflito moral ou ponderação ética. Almodovar soube onde quis chegar, e conseguiu, o que não significa que…
Ok this is incredible filmmaking
El visionado de Hable con ella me ha resultado incómodo y poco agradable. La película se construye a partir de una trama poco verosímil bajo mi criterio que une en amistad a dos personas completamente diferentes entre sí por un punto en común bastante extraño. La poca conexión entre las dos historias o la insistencia en desarrollarlas en profundidad a lo largo de la película hace que el film parezca un collage compuesto a retazos de temáticas tan dispares como la danza o el toreo. Las idas y venidas en el tiempo y el lugar tampoco ayudan a dotar a la película de un sentido más unitario.
Por otro lado la banda sonora y la bonita fotografía en algunas escenas…
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