Bear Cub (Cachorro)
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A man tries to leave his wild life behind him for the sake of a young boy in this comedy drama. Pedro (José Luis García Pérez) is a dentist who lives and works in Madrid. Pedro is also a "bear" -- slang for a gay man who is stocky and has lots of body hair. Pedro likes the company of other bears, and enjoys a freewheeling sex life until his sister Violetta (Elvira Lindo) arrives at his door with a special request. Violetta is traveling to India for two weeks, and wants Pedro to look after her son, nine-year-old Bernardo (David Castillo), while she's away. Pedro initially bristles… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Thoroughly likable, it never resorts to sentimental cliches or moralistic epiphanies."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Chicago Reader
"It turns into a subtle character study that both gay and straight audiences will find moving."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"There is a family movie within the gay subtext of "Bear Cub" that is a draw for the sophisticated film-goer."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"[Cachorro provides] 100 minutes of wonderfully realised characters, many laughs, some tears and much valuable insight."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij,
"A pleasurable amble down a well-worn cinematic street."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Suddenly this careful and patient movie turns cheap and hasty, with unexpected disclosures, desperate curveballs, and crocodile tears. It's not ruinous, but it's not good either."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Had the story had more oomph to it, its stance would have seemed a lot more important as an artistic issue. But as things sit, it's an abstract plus indeed."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"A fresh and surprisingly insightful look at human interaction, from the way we create families around us to the cruel realities of the world."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Bear Cub knows about a million ways to jerk our tears, but it hasn't mastered any of them."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"The movie has a good deal of warmth and humor and has a certain liveliness to it... not a perfect movie, but one that will touch the cuddly bear in each of us."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"Albaladejo takes a warm approach to his characters, from Pedro's boisterous circle of like-minded gay pals (known as 'bears' for their stocky builds and facial hair) to Bernardo's paternal grandmother."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"The film is, of course, not all sex, and, indeed, brims with observant intelligence."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Purrs with uncommon emotion."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Director Luis Miguel Albaladejo has an essential, rather sweet earnestness, but we sense that he likes pushing touchy buttons."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
"Though it has all the makings of a trite, dogmatic TV movie about gay adoption, it manages to maintain a sense of humor, subtlety and restraint throughout."
‑ , E! Online
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