Sunday, May 26, 2024

Antonio Banderas in Shocking Plastic Surgery Thriller


The theme song for Pedro Almodovar’s latest creation should be “When A Man is a Woman.” The film, “The Skin I Live In,” should also be of interest to plastic surgeons and their patients all over the world. Wicked and twisted, the sci fi psychological thriller stars Antonio Banderas as doctor who makes those guys from “Nip/Tuck” look like kindly old Marcus Welby. Basically, the bad bad doc takes out a hideous revenge on his daughter’s presumed rapist. It’s sick and preposterous as only Banderas could maintain the suspended disbelief involved. Luckily Antonio and the beautiful Elena Ayana are terrific and sexy enough to make this tale work.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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