A single mother
comes to terms with her past and meets a new circle of friends when she travels to
Barcelona to find her recently killed son's father and tell him about the son he
never knew. With Cecilia Roth, Eloy Azorin, Marisa Paredes, Penelope Cruz, Candela Pena,
Antonia San Juan, Rosa Maria Sarda and Toni Canto. In Spanish with English subtitles [1:41]
SEX/NUDITY 6 - Lots of sexual innuendo (including several explicit
references to fellatio). In one scene, we see cars circling around lots of prostitutes; we
see a woman's head in man's lap (implying fellatio) and a couple of women's
bare breasts as they walk by a car. A man asks a woman to perform fellatio. A woman
repeatedly grabs another's clothed breast and her hand is repeatedly batted away. We
see a woman in her bra and panties as she's changing clothes. We see several women
wearing cleavage-revealing clothing.
VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A boy is nearly hit by a car; in another scene, a boy is
hit by a car and killed (we see the shape of his body through the car's cracked
windshield). A man pins a woman to the ground and hits her, then she threatens him with a
knife until another woman hits him in the head with a rock and knocks him out; the woman
has a bloody nose, and in a later scene her face is slightly bruised and swollen. In a
stage play, a woman shoves another to the ground. We see two corpses lying on hospital
gurneys. A woman vomits.
PROFANITY 6 - In subtitles we see about 9 F-words, an anatomical reference
and lots of anatomical slang terms, a couple of scatological references, a couple of mild
obscenities and lots of insults. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Death of a loved one, transvestites, pregnancy, AIDS, organ
transplants, drug addiction, prostitution, lesbianism, the theater, intolerance.
MESSAGE - Forgiveness is liberating.