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Pedro Almodóvar returns with another delicious comedy/drama. Here, a freshly deceased woman (longtime Spanish dame Carmen Maura) returns to her hometown in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life. Penélope Cruz plays one of the woman's daughters, a troubled cleaner unsure what to make of her life or of recent rumors concerning her mother's ghost. Typical of Almodóvar, the films spins off in a multitude of directions, mixing sincere melodrama and sly humor. Occasionally, you might miss the campy filmmaker of yesteryear, but it's hard to deny this guy's talent for placing women on the silver screen. In Spanish with English subtitles. 121 minutes R.