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    Reader comments on Bad Education

    Subject: La Mala Educaci—n
    Date: Jan 16, 2005
    Sender: KieranPrevious | Next

    I disagree with your review that Almod—var has degenerated. With All About My Mother and Bad Education, Almodov‡r has progressed from a maker of wildly inventive, reality-bending, artistic screwball comedies to a thoughtful dramatic filmmaker with a touch for the idiosyncratic. His filmography shows progressive depth, having moved away from paraplegic murderers, nuns on drugs and transvestites, to child abuse, injustice, sexuality and religion, and selfless love (Talk to Her). La Mala Educaci—n is an incredible, beautiful, and disturbing film. Javier Camara is the best comedic actor Spain has, Gael Garcia Bernal is adept in three roles, and Fele Mart’nez is understated and disarming. All of Almod—var's films deal with people lying, dressing up, and playing roles, in line with the post-modern view of identity as unfixed and put-on. In that sense, we are all drag queens, and our freedom to be whatever we want is almost intolerable.

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    Comment index:

  • Critic done in Rome...   from Adhemar, Dec 11, 2004
  • Weak comment from Leslie Blake   from Adhemar, Dec 11, 2004
  • » La Mala Educaci—n «   from Kieran, Jan 16, 2005
  • I love it   from kleio, May 28, 2005
  • love   from marc, Oct 13, 2005
  • Critic done in Rome...   from Adhemar, Dec 11, 2004
  • Weak comment from Leslie Blake   from Adhemar, Dec 11, 2004
  • » La Mala Educaci—n «   from Kieran, Jan 16, 2005
  • I love it   from kleio, May 28, 2005
  • love   from marc, Oct 13, 2005