About Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

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Comedy, Drama

High atop one of Spain’s most posh penthouses, three women have come to the end of their mental ropes. Super-sexy Pepa is forever teetering around atop her skyscraper spikes as she obsesses over Iván, the lover who just jilted her over the answering machine. Her neurotic best friend Candela is seeking refuge at Pepa’s place because she recently realized her lover is a Shiite terrorist. And Iván's ex-wife Lucía was just released from a 20-year stint in a mental institution. They’re all mighty mad, and one of them is about to commit murder unless the other half-crazed femmes fatales can figure out a way to prevent her murderous breakdown. Pedro Almodóvar creates an over-the-top, off-kilter universe of madness, mayhem, and pure fun. Film critic Pauline Kael heralded Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown as “one of the jauntiest of all war-of-the-sexes comedies.” In Spanish with English subtitles. 

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