Picks and Pans Review: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

updated 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

The things men do to women in the name of love taps a wellspring of fun and fear in this sizzling satire from Spanish writer-director Pedro Almodóvar, the most wantonly gifted new filmmaker on the international scene.

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