...cos I'm going to finger myself right now, verdad sonfueliña??? Enjoy!
Actually, I was going to do the daily shopping, honey
Let's say that Almodovar is one of those directors that you may like or not, but you'll always feel something about his work.
Here in Spain there are many persons who believe that his trademark characters are trannies, gays and people who are known for being quite liberal with their life (to say the least, lol). This opinion could lead to a distorted point of view since it usually comes from people that hasn't really paid much attention to the content of the movie but only to its superficial elements (I'm not saying that Almodovar is superficial, though
When he started recording he was known for being politically incorrect, something that has quite changed over the past years but has remained somehow as his main essence when developing stories. He believed in filming as an expression of art and always tried to get some reaction from the main public.
Like many directors he's had some up and downs ("Kika" is some kind of guilty pleasure for us the fans) but most of his movies have well-worked scripts and above it all, he cares a lot about the photography ("Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown" is a clear example of that, and "What have I done to deserve this?!" too).
The main difference between Almodóvar and Amenábar might be that the first one made himself and the latter is really good at putting into practice all he learned academically.
I personally like Almodóvar better because he has some kind of personal style, while Amenábar seems to conduct his career to a more mainstream area, something that's not bad, though.