The movie takes place in a familiar, enchanted land – Almodóvaria, you might call it, or maybe Pedrostan – where every room and street corner is saturated with bright color and vivid feeling and where discordant notes of violence, jealousy and fear ultimately resolve into deeper harmonies of art.
From A.O. Scott’s review of Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver in this morning’s paper.
I love it when Almodóvar makes movies about women getting crazy (not quite the same thing as crazy women). Just out, the critics are liking Volver – it netted a 91% at rottentomatoes.com. Can’t weigh in my own self just yet, but it's on my list.