All About My Mother (1999)
Genre Comedy; Drama
Studio Columbia / TriStar
Movie Release Date 1999
Country Spain
Language Spanish
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 42 mins
Format DVD
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.9
Penelope Cruz
Marisa Paredes Huma Rojo
Candela Pena
Cecilia Roth Manuela
Antonia San Juan La Agrado
Rosa Maria Sarda
Penélope Cruz Sister Rosa
Candela Peña Nina
Eloy Azorin Esteban
Rosa María Sardà Rosa's Mother
Toni Canto Lola
Fernando Fernán Gómez Rosa's Father
Cayetana Guillen Cuervo Manuela's boss
Fernando Guillén Doctor in 'Streetcar Named Desire'
Toni Cantó Lola
Eloy Azorín Esteban Coleman Echevarría
Director Pedro Almodovar
Writer Pedro Almodovar
Producer Agustin Almodovar
Director Pedro Almodóvar
Writer Pedro Almodóvar
Producer Michel Ruben
Musician Alberto Iglesias
Cinematography Affonso Beato
Internationally acclaimed writer/director Pedro Almodovar (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!) delivers his finest film yet, a poignant masterpiece of unconditional love, survival and redemption.

Manuela (Cecilia Roth) is the perfect mother. A hard-working nurse, she's built a comfortable life for herself and her teenage son, an aspiring writer. But when tragedy strikes and her beloved only child is killed in a car accident, her world crumbles. The heartbroken woman learns her son's final wish was to know of his father-the man she abandoned when she was pregnant 18 years earlier. Returning to Barcelona in search of him, Manuela overcomes her grief and becomes caregiver to a colorful extended family: a pregnant nun (Penelope Cruz), a transvestite prostitute (Antonia San Juan), and two troubled actresses (Marisa Paredes and Candela Pena). With riveting performances, unforgettable characters and creative plot twists, this touching screwball melodrama is "An absolute stunner. A funny, touching and vital film marks a career peak for Almodovar!" -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Exclusive Interview: "An Intimate Conversation with Pedro Almodovar"
Isolated Music Score
Director's Production Notes
Talent Files
Scene Selections
Interactive Menus
Personal Details
My Rating 0
Seen It Yes
Index 16
Collection Status In Collection
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Edition Details
Distributor Columbia TriStar
Edition Special Edition
Barcode 043396047198
Region 2
Chapters 28
Release Date 11-Jul-00
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.66:1 Color
Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Portuguese
Audio Tracks SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1