My Mother Likes Women

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My Mother Likes Women

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2004
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My Mother Likes Women” is a Spanish comedy from Ines Paris and Daniela Fejerman that came out in 2002. This film, about mother Sofia (Rosa Maria Sarda), and her daughters Elvira (Leonor Watling) Jimena (Maria Pujalte) , and Sol (Silvia Abascal), starts out as a hilarious comedy and ends more as a mild drama film. When the three daughters prepare for dinner at their mother’s house on the night of their mother’s birthday, Sofia announces to her daughters excitedly that she has fallen in love. Sofia describes the person as a young pianist, and the girls imagine a strapping young talented man. The girls are shocked, to say the least, when they discover their mother hasn’t at all found a strapping young man—instead, she has fallen in love with a woman. Daughters Elvira, Jimena, and Sol all react differently to their mother’s surprise. Elvira seeks a psychiatrist to help her deal with this new discovery, Sol writes a song about her mother’s lesbianism, and Jimena’s husband has a hard time accepting Sofia’s lifestyle, mostly because he fears it will affect his reputation. Though the girls try at first to deal with this discovery, when they find out that Sofia has given her new lover a great sum of money, they question Eliska’s intentions and decide Eliska is bad for their mother. They plot revenge against their mother’s lover, but the plot goes terribly wrong when neurotic Elvira decides to try to get rid of Eliska by seducing her.moreless

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  • 80

    Variety Jonathan Holland

    Lightness of touch, vibrant performances and a sharp script are the hallmarks of this delightful femme comedy.

  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    As My Mother Likes Women gallops along, it picks up speed and takes its characters on a whirlwind tour of Prague before rushing back home. As it accelerates, its texture thins and ...

  • 10

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    The attempt to find humor in mean-spiritedness is way beyond Paris and Fejerman's abilities, and their last-reel attempt to portray Sofia as an ultimately liberating force for her ...

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