Pedro Almodovar upholds his reputation for controversy with this candy-colored burlesque. Unfortunately, Almodovar's peculiar vision is more repellent than risque here, particularly in his farcical depiction of rape.
Kika (Veronica Forque) is a flirtatious make-up artist who gets involved with several odd characters in modern-day Madrid, including Nicholas (Peter Coyote), a penniless American writer whose wife has just died under suspicious circumstances, and his stepson Ramon (Alex Casanovas), who literally
rises from the dead while Kika prepares him for his funeral. After Ramon's "resurrection," he and Kika move in together. Complications include Ramon's sexu...