What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1985)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Domestic Comedy  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, the Luis Buñuel of the 1980s, cooks up another perversely funny descent into urban hell in What Have I Done to Deserve This? Carmen Maura plays a middle-class housewife hemmed in by her wildly eccentric relatives. Her principal purpose in life is a balancing act: to keep her head fastened on securely while all others are losing theirs. Film buffs will have a field day toting up Almodóvar's visual and verbal allusions to the works of Buñuel, Brian De Palma, Billy Wilder, John Waters, and even Andy Warhol. What Have I Done to Deserve This? was originally titled ¿Que He Hecho Yo Para Merecer Esto?



homemaker, mother, family, havoc, son, drugs, homosexual, prostitute/prostitution