Day of the Flowers
Day of the Flowers (2013)

Two young, strong-willed Scottish sisters, one a left-wing activist, the other a most-popular-girl-in-school type, take their late father's ashes to Cuba, the site of many family legends of his services to the REvolution. Arriving in… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 10, 2014
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Catherine Bray
Time Out

It's refreshing to see a film about two women that doesn't focus entirely on their love lives, but that's the limit of the cliché-busting; elsewhere, archetypes abound.

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Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

Although occasionally the multiple plot strands seem to be pulling against each other, there's a warmth to the production that eases us over the structural cracks and makes us care about the outcome.

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

File this one in the cupboard marked "at least they must have had fun making it" ...

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Guy Lodge

The Havana-set Day of the Flowers aims to dance away its script troubles to the infectious rumba rhythms of its soundtrack.

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Sophie Monks Kaufman
Little White Lies

This confusing Cuban/Scottish romantic roadtrip movie does offer some very modest pleasures.

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Anna Smith
Empire Magazine

Pretty Cuban landscapes and the graceful Acosta are the highlights of this slight but winsome road trip romance.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

If the plot gets a bit confusing there are mild diversions with the landscapes and music, though even that is unlikely to send you dancing all the way home.

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Mike McCahill

Lame gags and supporting turns ensure it concludes closer to Mamma Mia! than Marx.

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Emma Johnston
Total Film

Humour and melodrama rub along uncomfortably, but the likeable leads and gorgeous scenery make this lightweight trip fly by.

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