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Pros: Working with good friend Penelope Cruz always seems to bring the best out of writer/director Pedro Almodovar and their latest drama will satisfy their fans, many of whom are in the Academy. Cruz just won a best supporting actress statue for "Vicky Christina Barcelona" and Almodovar won for best original screenplay for "Talk to Her."
Cons: "Embraces" is satisfying entertainment, but most critics won't rate it with Almodovar's best works.