El Hijo de la novia (Son of the Bride)
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El Hijo de la novia (Son of the Bride)
A family wedding brings out the best and the worst in the various parties involved in this warm but pointed comedy-drama. Rafael Belvedere (Ricardo Darin) makes his living running the restaurant ran by his father, Nino (Hector Alterio), and the combination of a stressful job and familial tensions are wearing him down to a frazzle. Rafael is divorced from his wife, Sandra (Claudia Fontan), he's all but a stranger to his daughter, Vicky (Gimena Nobile), and it's been almost a year since he last paid a visit to his mother, Norma (Norma Aleandro), who is battling Alzheimer's in a… 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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