Only Human
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Leni arrives home to introduce her fiancé Rafi to her Jewish family for the first time. Her mother Gloria her promiscuous sister Tania, Tania's contrary eight-year-old daughter Paula, her recently orthodox brother David and her blind grandfather Dudu. Everything goes wonderfully until the lovers reveal that Rafi is Palestinian. With his future mother-in-law Gloria unhinged by the news, Rafi tries to ingratiate himself, by helping in the kitchen. To make matters worse he accidentally drops the soup he was meant to defrost out the seventh floor window, hitting a pedestrian below. Rafi sneaks… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Writer-directors Dominic Harari and Teresa Pelegri have penned an amusing script and, as directors, inject a delicate human texture into the story's intermixing of capricious zaniness, frank sensuality and Mideast politics."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"A familiar situation of a beloved daughter bringing her intended home to meet the folks is pushed to sublimely silly extremes."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"More than just a spotlight on wacky family members and screwball situations ... a simple statement about some absurd perspectives on the Israel-Palestine conflict."
‑ Christopher Campbell, Cinematical
"... well-intentioned and charming, a deliberately downsized film that despite its high concept finds humor in the domestic more often than the political."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"While the comedy is at times sharp but mainly chaotic in that frenzied European style, it seems the filmmakers actually intended to make a statement about Jews, Arabs, and the possibility that love can out maneuver politics and overcome unimaginable histo"
‑ Jordan Hiller,
"A smart and dark comedy from Spain, Only Human manages to say cogent things about the nature of intolerance and love while being fitfully hilarious."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A Spanish comedy that isn't quite as frenzied or farcical as its husband-and-wife writer-director team clearly intended it to be."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A rare, optimistic ray of hope about the prospects of Jewish-Muslim relations."
‑ Kam Williams, Upstage Magazine
"A fresh and funny Spanish take on the classic family screwball comedy."
‑ Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"The only lesson it has to impart is that a gifted, charismatic cast can elevate the most tired material into something closer to mediocrity."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"There's a political and social clash at its core, but the laughter comes from a deeper, human place (see title)."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"It lets frantic get so far ahead of funny, the latter gets lost in the dust."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"The laughs more than make up for the familiarity."
‑ David Cornelius,
"Only Human (Seres Queridos), generally speaking, doesn't work."
‑ Laura Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"The secret to Only Human's appeal is that the silliness is performed matter of factly, so it becomes a new, cracked definition of normal."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
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