The Flower of My Secret  is at heart a traditional "women's picture," but thanks to Almodóvar's unique style it comes off as a minor miracle, both for its heroine and for its writer/director.
It is possible to pinpoint precisely the moment that Steve McQueen became a movie star. It comes in the last 20 minutes of The Great Escape . It's so exciting you can taste it. And you know that the cocky, handsome, volatile actor was a bona fide movie star.