06 April 2010
Movie Review: Dark Habits
I liked this Almodovar movie. Here's a brief synopsis:
Yolanda is a seedy nightclub singer. After her boyfriend overdoses, she hides from the police in a convent that saves women from prostitution, poverty, etc.,. However, this convent is not your grandmother's convent. The abbess is a heroin junky who has a crush on Yolanda -- yes, this is the gay connection and why I'm writing about it here. It's the only gay connection.
Another senior nun writes romance novels under a pseudonym. Another nun raises a tiger in the convent courtyard that is constantly on LSD. There's another one that is a fashion designer and has a crush on the local priest. When the widow to the wealthy benefactor decides to cut off funding to the convent, the nuns decide to throw a bash for the abbess's birthday using Yolanda as the star and everyone's interesting talents.
I won't tell you how it ends, but I enjoyed the movie. This is an Almodovar classic worth the watch.