This outrageous title is a little deceiving, especially for a film from Spain's most controversial export, Pedro Almodovar. The director's usual campy, boisterous hilarity has been replaced in TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN! by anguished--albeit offbeat--romantic heterosexual yearning.
Ricky (Antonio Banderas) is released from a mental institution with one burning ambition. On a previous escape from the hospital, he met and made love to Marina (Victoria Abril), a junkie and former porn star. Obsessed by the memory of her, he determines to seek her out again and win her love. He
finds her on the set of a legitimate film, working under the direction of the aged Maximo Esp...