Despite the often bizarre personas depicted by Almodóvar's characters, and situations which are equally so, they nonetheless end up seeming more engaging, likable and normal than the more mundane. The girls mistake them for party guests, and not knowing what to do, the men decide to fuck the girls, with very satisfactory results for all parties concerned. Fresh from his incarceration from an asylum in Madrid, Banderas plays a ex-lunatic who leaves in search of the object of his affection, a popular Spanish porn star played by Victoria Abril. We occasionally get the sense that both characters know they're in a movie - that the whole thing is about role-playing, and the actress never really takes her kidnapping very seriously. Victoria Abril and Antonia Banderas are really solid as Marina and Ricky making it is easy to believe their characters' rather different relationship.
Bad girls need lots of attention. To know me is to love me. It just seems like he couldn't think of an ending, so he just stuck this one on to make everyone happy. Which is perhaps what ends up transitioning the situation Ricky Antonio Banderas and Marina Victoria Abril are in from the absurd and flirtingly masochistic to the ironically conventional and quasi-sweetness that is obviously deep in Almodovar. The plot is simple: a mentally deranged but nevertheless charming and good-looking young man with a criminal history decides, upon his release from an institution, to kidnap a porn queen with whom he is obsessed with the idea of forcing her love him, bear his children and spend the rest of her life together.
Chiefly, the performances and the usually arty-yet-trashy style from Almodovar and his crew. It more likely received this rating for the bathtub scene in which a wind-up toy swims its way between Marina's legs and is shown penetrating her. A fright that all of we must give to face, no matter our aspirations or work. Probably the only weak couple of scenes are those depicting his infatuation with Marina. He tries to get her to like him when they are not in uncomfortable situations, and he tries to be a good provider.
The rest of the cast is a colorful collection of Spanish actors and actresses. Newly released from a mental institution, Ricky Antonio Banderas heads straight for a reunion with the love of his life, B-movie actress Marina Victoria Abril. One who doesn't appreciate this film obviously misses the subtleness of seduction. On a previous escape from the hospital, he met and made love to Marina Victoria Abril , a junkie and former porn star. If the idea is to dramatize the Stockholm syndrome, where a hostage develops a psychological alliance with her captors as a survival strategy during captivity, the film fails miserably.
I have enjoyed this movie since college. Having no way to approach Marina, porn star he once had sex with, he kidnaps her and tries to convince her to be his wife. At a point in the end, she begs him to leave her bound so she cannot leave him. Pedro Almodóvar creates an interesting film to add to the romantic comedy category. As time passes, the party starts to close in on the psychopaths.
This film is a riotous feast of black comedy made in bold vibrant colours by the highly regarded Spanish director Pedro Almodovar. I did not like the character of the director in the movie and did not like his acting that much. If Almodovar had gone further in this direction - if he had explored the paradoxes of this sort of sexual captivity - he might have had something here, maybe a dark comedy to remind us of something by his Spanish countryman,. It isn't intended to reflect a real situation or inspire people to imitate it. The film is very interesting, and another way to portray a love story. Perhaps not heartwarming in the soft sense, but his dedication and determination is something to be noted.
Watch it open-minded and try to look beneath the pure surface of the plot, and you will be moved and captivated by its beauty. A dubbing artist the role played by Carmen Maura in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown might be able to afford such an expensive home, but for our small production company, El Deseo, S. I thought it was astounding, hilarious and thought-provoking. Although Tie me up, tie me down doesn't reach the levels of greatness that Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown did, this is none the less a hilarious movie. He is obsessed with Marina, a porn star. Both leads are great, and it's easy to see how Banderas' charisma led him to be such a well known actor in later years. The trouble is, Marina doesn't remember him -- or the fling they had during her years as a junkie and porn star.
Did you think you were gonna get a 90 minute subtitled skin flick? There are plenty of other far superior Antonio Banderas films to watch. I sat at the typewriter, and out came Tie Me Up! Is a funny, fresh and daring comedy. Staying true to its title, the actress, Marina, is kidnapped by Banderas who keeps her tied up and tied down to ensure her inevitable falling in love with him. I had never seen an Almodovar film before, but I am so glad I did. Yet there was something about his stay in the mental home all those years that did something to his ideas towards sex and what it is to live, and Banderas captures this mix of intense sadism crossed with the heart of an old Hollywood-studio leading man who will do anything to brush the leading lady off of her feet. Unfunny and ridiculous plot glorifies disgusting behavior such as drug abuse and violence toward women. Ricky Antonio Banderas is released from a mental institution with one burning ambition.
The director, M·ximo Espejo Francisco Rabal knows it too, being a veteran whose best years are behind him. Atame is a cute, touching movie to rent. So it's quite interesting in the end when her sister finds and befrees her - she admits she is in love with him, even though she is very scared. But there's something missing in Almodovar's third act to live up to the better parts early on, and he chickens out on really making this a much better, more challenging effort. It's too bad, because the filmmaker made an otherwise decent film.