Nora's Will (Cinco dias sin Nora)
Nora's Will (Cinco dias sin Nora) (2010)

Nora had a plan. It would bring her ex-husband, Jose, and the rest of their family together for a magnificent Passover feast. But there is a flaw in her plan- a mysterious photograph from the past, hidden under the bed, which leads Jose to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 18, 2011
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Hartl
Seattle Times

An unexpectedly droll tale about a funeral, "Nora's Will" demonstrates the power of some people to reach beyond the grave.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

In her feature film debut, Mexican writer/director Mariana Chenillo has woven a genuine charmer, tartly funny and irreverent yet warm and poignant, a testament to enduring love.

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Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

Luján, a veteran of over 100 Spanish-language movies and television programs,... finds just the right tone to make José's dilemma both poignant and humorous.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

This is a very wise film, without any stench of didacticism: Through it all, the abiding power - like the strong force of an atomic bond - is not love exactly, but relationship, the net that wraps us all together and holds us fast.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The tone is tricky, sliding along a tightrope of farce and wistfulness, but Luján especially walks it like a pro, his ruined leonine face registering cynicism, shock, and the embarrassment of grief.

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Although there are conflicts and revelations, the movie takes a low-key approach to it all.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Lujan does what only the best actors can -- infusing the slightness not with actual substance but at least with the idea of substance, with a road map to where the writer could have located it. In Nora's Will, his performance points the way.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Chenillo doesn't have a galvanic visual style but her film is filled with small, observant moments when the humanity of these people peeps through the low-key shenanigans. It's a bittersweet farce.

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Michele Kenner
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Yes, you read that right: Jewish suicide comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Cinco Dias Sin Nora is truly a touching, without being very sentimentalist, and funny picture about a distant family, faith, depression, conjugal life and… More