Woman on Top Movie Review Summary

Actors: PenÚlope Cruz, Murilo Benicio, Harold Perrineau Jr, Mark Feuerstein,

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WOMAN ON TOP is a romantic comedy directed by Fina Torres in 2000.

Suffering from motion sickness from her childhood on, PenÚlope Cruz can control her disease only if she stays in command. So she drives, leads when dancing and is always on top during intimate moments. In compensation, Yemanja, the Goddess of the Sea, has given her a unique gift, the ability to cook wonderful meals filled with passion. Her macho husband Toninho must also compensate his frustration as a husband and is caught by Penelope while cheating on her. She leaves Brazil and is hired by a San Francisco TV channel to present a culinary show. But Toninho has followed her and is harassing Penelope who will ask Yemanja to free her from him.
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Poor screenplay but don't miss the radiant smile of PenÚlope Cruz.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   rekindling lost love/marriage    -   spurned lover goes for revenge Fantasy/Magic?    -   Yes Fantasy element:    -   Getting wishes granted

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   cook Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South City?    -   Yes City:    -   San Francisco Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing

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