Movie of the Year: 2002 – Talk to Her

Movie of the Year: 2002 – Talk to Her

Does Talk to Her say enough to be 2002’s Movie of the Year?

2002 is here, and we are off to the races with Pedro Almodóvar’s Talk to Her. This is a movie the defies simple encapsulation, so it will have to suffice for me to say, this thing is kinda messed up. No, that’s not good enough.

Kinda really messed up, even. Nah, still not there.

It is European. OK, there I got it. This movie is European as heck.

If you have never seen an Almodóvar movie are you going to be totally lost? Maybe. You’ll definitely want to watch more of his movies after this, but ultimately you’ll be able to enjoy Talk to Her even if you’ve never bellied up to the Almodó Bar. The movie has undergone a bit of a rating recalibrations lately, and we discuss whether or not we think that’s fair, probably sounding as disconnected and grumpy as ever!

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