Reinas (Queens)
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Writer and director Manuel Gómez Pereira takes a look at the funny side of same-sex marriage in this farcical comedy. Magda (Carmen Maura) is the manager of a posh resort hotel that is to be the site of a marriage ceremony bringing three gay couples together at once. One of the husbands-to-be is Magda's son Miguel (Unax Ugalde), who will exchange vows with Óscar (Daniel Hendler). However, while things are harmonious between Miguel and Óscar, Óscar's meddling mother, Ofelia (Betiana Blum), is making life miserable for everyone. Narciso (Paco Léon) will be tying the knot with his lover,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

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"The star-heavy cast, which includes such big Spanish names as Carmen Maura, Marisa Paredes and Veronica Forque, are a treat to watch even when their dialogue isn't all it could be."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"With what amounts to 20 characters crossing paths, Pereira's job description might seem more traffic cop than director, but he rises to the challenge and adds style and splashy color to boot."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
"While straining credibility at times, offers some appealing scenes of quiet reflection, as well as a refreshing celebration of the ineffable allure and power of being middle-aged."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Manuel Gómez Pereira's frantic direction is nonstop and the exhaustion of excess will get to you."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"The frantic artificiality of the script rarely allows the characters to breathe. This is dinner-theater farce, featherweight and juiceless."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"Spanish director Manuel Gomez Pereira certainly draws inspiration from his compatriot Pedro Almodovar -- several of the actresses are even Pedro alums -- but the film falls short of Almodovar's usual depth and complexity."
‑ Teresa Budasi, Chicago Sun-Times
"Pedro Almodovar-flavored but quite tame."
‑ Laura Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"For all its contrivances, the film is cheerfully rude and surprisingly generous to the mothers, most of whom find sizzling new romances at an age when their American counterparts are reduced to sexless dithering or played as humiliating punch lines."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It feels like [Pereira] just plucked the men themselves from atop a wedding cake and stuck them in his movie, where for the most part they stand decoratively around and watch the women make suds from all this soap."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Unfortunately for director and co-writer Manuel Gomez Pereira, all the energy in the world isn't enough to compensate for the superfluous plot lines and outrageous overacting that weigh down this bit of warm-hearted Spanish fluff."
‑ Jessica Reaves, Chicago Tribune
"The cast is perfect, but the script is like a low ceiling, keeping a lid on what should have been a confluence of riotous misadventures."
‑ Bill White, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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