A mi madre le gustan las mujeres - a crazy lesbian comedy

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A mi madre le gustan las mujeres (Spain, 2002)

Seen: Thursday, 22nd April 2010 (cinema, LGBT retrospective)
Runtime: 96′
Director: Daniela Féjerman, Inés París
Cast: Leonor Watling, Rosa Maria Sardà, María Pujalte, Silvia Abascal, Eliska Sirová, Chisco Amado
Production House: Fernando Colomo Producciones Cinematográficas S.L.
Plot: A middle-aged lady ends up in a lesbian relationship. Her three daughters have to cope with it.

Trailer

Rating: +1 (Loved It)

Impressions In Short
Just a lot of fun :)

More About the Film
When Sofia announces to her three daughters that she is in love with a woman, they have three different reactions. Sol, the youngest sounds genuinely happy for her and says it’s cool. Gimena, the oldest is outraged - as far as she’s concerned her mother is being selfish and irresponsible. And Elvira is terrified that she might be a lesbian herself - maybe that’s why none of her relationships with men ever worked out?
It’s a great premise for a comedy and it really works. Not only is the film hilarious, but it has a very rich and developed set of characters and most of them are female *grin* I haven’t seen a film with so many beautifully rich female characters in a while. Having said that, the male characters (though very much playing second fiddle here) are a lot of fun too.

Recommended?
Yes, definitely :) Unless the theme puts you off for some reason then you’re probably going to enjoy it.

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