YMMV / Talk to Her

  • Award Snub: The film won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film and is considered not only one of the best films of the decade, it's considered one of the best Spanish films ever. For the Oscars, Spain submitted the poorer-received and more obscure Mondays in the Sun for Best Foreign Film that year instead, and failed to get a nomination. However, Talk to Her nevertheless managed to grab a Best Director nomination and won for Best Original Screenplay.
  • Broken Base: Are we supposed to sympathize with Benigno? Or is he just a creepy stalker turned rapist?
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Cucurrucucú paloma.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Benigno.
  • Iron Woobie: Alicia, after she comes out of her coma. She's still just as kind as she was before, and determined to recover.
  • Squick: Benigno raping Alicia while she's in a coma.
    • The whole silent film sequence.
  • Tear Jerker: The final actions of Benigno, and everything after.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: While the film receives some praise for its compassion toward all characters involved, many question why the film should make Benigno sympathetic at all after he rapes and impregnates Alicia, or why Marco should continue to shed tears for him.
  • The Woobie: Again, Benigno.
    • Marco. He clearly loves Lydia, and has to watch her suffer through a coma. Then he finds out that she was intending to leave him for her ex, and is in Jordan when he learns of her death.