Parallel Mothers

Movie review by Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Beautifully acted Spanish melodrama has mature themes, sex.

R 2021 123 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 17+

Based on 1 review

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age 15+

You are always reflecting the past

Almodóvar has done it again. This film holds its audience enraptured as Cruz lights up the screen with Almodóvar's brilliant direction. The film has many thematic parallels as it twists into a reflection of how you must reckon with the past and you cannot ignore it. It continues to mark you or cause you to constantly be in reference to your past. A joy to see so many strong roles in a film that express illusion, hope, pain, and sadness. A film with a lot to say.

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