El Hijo de la novia (Son of the Bride)
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El Hijo de la novia (Son of the Bride)
At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He's overwhelmed by his responsibilities and just isn't having any fun. He has spent most of his life frantically trying to run the restaurant his father Nino founded. He has achieved success, but continues to live in the old man's shadow. He rarely visits his aging mother Nora. His ex-wife is bitter towards him because he doesn't spend enough time with their daughter. And finally, Rafael is too self-involved to make a commitment to his girlfriend Nati. Just when Rafael feels most alone, a series of unexpected events lead him to… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's fresh, funny, biting, fast-paced and reasonably perceptive about people and their problems."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"What starts off as a possible Argentine American Beauty reeks like a room stacked with pungent flowers."
‑ Mark Peranson, Globe and Mail
"Juan José Campanella's The Son of the Bride isn't art, but it is artful."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Una obra maestra."
‑ Alex Ramirez, Cinenganos
"It's sweet and romantic without being cloying or melodramatic."
‑ Paul Doro, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"It's a wise and endearing little film."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Like any good romance, Son of the Bride, proves it's never too late to learn."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Capaz de provocar o riso e arrancar lágrimas com a mesma facilidade, este maravilhoso filme acerta em tudo: desde o excepcional roteiro à direção de Campanella, passando pelas performances irretocáveis de Darin, Alleandro e Blanco. Um clássico instantâneo"
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Son of the Bride is slight fare, but it does have it poignancies, and it is well-acted and sweet without being cloying."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Poignant without being treacly or cloyingly phony."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"It would seem that wherever there are middle-class, midlife crises to be suffered, there are movies to be made about those crises, and they somehow all manage to transcend their local trappings in favour of a kind of borderless emotional banality."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Even the digressions are funny."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"The Son Of The Bride's humour is born out of an engaging storyline, which also isn't embarrassed to make you reach for the tissues. This movie is to be cherished."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"Son of Bride misses greatness by a hair."
‑ Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
"Director Juan Jose Campanella could have turned this into an Argentine retread of "Iris" or "American Beauty," but instead pulls a little from each film and creates something more beautiful than either of those films."
‑ Jeffrey Bruner, Des Moines Register
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