GREG PROOPS FILM CLUB: Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

First up, Greg Proops (one of the most mind-warpingly quick-draw improv comics on earth) records the latest episode of his monthly Film Club podcast live — and then it’s time for Pedro Almodovar’s uproarious, Oscar-nominated 1988 farce. Greg sez: “The picture that made Almodovar worldwide. Hilarious, broad and colorful. The plot is a running series of insane happenings and wild coincidences, therefore no synopsis. This is a movie about Women scorned; Carmen Maura has been left by her married boyfriend via answering machine — it’s the ‘80s, y’all. Her best friend Maria Barranco comes over to tell her she just had hot sex with a man who’s a terrorist. Mislaid children, scorned wives, big hair, drugged gazpacho and mayhem follow. Start the year right with the wild and wonderful Almodovar in top form. Postscript: even if you speak Spanish this movie is in rapid-fire Castilian. The titles are your guide. Odelay.”
Dir. Pedro Almodovar, 1988, 35mm, 89 min.

Q: Does Greg talk over the movies, like the Benson Interruption?
A: No. It is a recording of his podcast, followed by a screening of the film.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”!