The set pieces mostly work well still. But, the proto-incel nature of the group torpedoes the narrative and many of the one-liners. And I don’t find Carrell very charming in this tbh
I’ve just been so moved by every Almodóvar I’ve seen so far. This one tipped a little further into the realm of sentimentality (I just noticed it more than in his others) (I practically cried) and I wondered about the chatacters’ relationship to drugs and desire, wondered if it was more impressionistic than realistic, believable. But these are things I’m pointing out to keep myself from seeing myself too clearly.