Reinas (Queens)
Reinas (Queens) (2006)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 25, 2006
DVD Release Date: December 5, 2006
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It hints at something greater, but ultimately, Queens lacks the substance necessary to set it apart from similarly themed Spanish comedies.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

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.

G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

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.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

The frantic artificiality of the script rarely allows the characters to breathe. This is dinner-theater farce, featherweight and juiceless.

Teresa Budasi
Chicago Sun-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.

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Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Pedro Almodovar-flavored but quite tame.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

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.

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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Queens" is an appealingly glorious mess of a movie that is not helped out by an overcomplicated chronological structure. As gay… More
Sunil Jawahir
Drenched in telenovela but enjoyable and silly.