Cinema: Motherhood Is a Drag

Becky, the mom (Marisa Paredes) in HIGH HEELS, is a star of the Hispanic stage and screen. Rebecca, the daughter (Victoria Abril), is a sulky Cinderella who has always felt herself the ignored victim of celebrity. As a child, she took the slights hard, switching uppers for downers in her stepfather's medicine bottles, just prior to his demise. Now in her late 20s, Rebecca is still mom- crazy: she's married to one of her mother's old lovers and is having a fling with a drag queen who impersonates Becky. When Becky returns to Spain after years in Mexico, the lover-husband dies...

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