This is they type of film that I have been waiting to see from Pedro Almodovar. I guess Almodovar is just very hit-and-miss for me, but 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown' is a delightfully fun farce that is full of humor, some sentiment, and is just a helluva lot of fun. The film chronicles the life of Pepa, an actress who is in utter despair after being dumped by her ex-lover. What begins as a rather simple story about one woman's despair turns into a hectic comedy as more and more coincidences and circumstances erupt into the storyline. It's definitely Almodovar's funniest film, with some great dialogue and conversations, a few favorites of mine being Pepe's laundry commercial and the conversation which Pepa has with her friend during the motorcycle chase. Even being incredibly funny, the film is searingly humane portrait of the mindset one has after going through a break-up. One sequence perfectly illustrating this is when Pepa argues with an answering machine message from her ex, shouting at it, as if she is trying to rationalize things to him in any way, even if it's just his voice on the other side of the conversation. Definitely, without question, one of Almodovar's best.
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