Janisand Ana give birth at the same time in the same hospital. Both are single; both pregnancies were unplanned.The few words the women exchange form the basis for a bond that will change their lives in a decisive ways
‘Positively ringing with life… Showcasing a sure-footed performance from Penélope Cruz, “Parallel Mothers” [the English title] shapes up as a boisterous swapped-at-birth melodrama, full of mix-ups and moral quandaries… Almodóvar tackles the plot’s twists and turns with his customary energy and abandon, rustling up a robust, warm-bodied celebration of female solidarity and the makeshift families that serve as life rafts to those who feel adrift.’—Xan Brooks, The Guardian
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