Only Human
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A mismatched couple discovers that whatever can go wrong will go wrong during a family visit in this comedy. Leni (Marian Aguilera) is a television reporter from a Jewish family in Spain. One weekend, Leni drops by her family's home for a visit, with her new boyfriend, college professor Rafi (Guillermo Toledo), in tow. Rafi is more than a bit nervous about meeting Leni's family -- chronically nervous mother Gloria (Norma Aleandro), blustery father Ernesto (Mario Martin), dance-student sister Tania (María Botto), straight-laced bother David (Fernando Ramallo), and addled grandfather… 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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