Son of the Bride
Son of the Bride (2002)

A family wedding brings out the best and the worst in the various parties involved in this warm but pointed comedy-drama. Rafael Belvedere (Ricardo Darin) makes his living running the restaurant ran by his father, Nino (Hector Alterio), and… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 22, 2002
DVD Release Date: September 10, 2002
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A film about one man's mid-life crisis, The Son of the Bride is both touching and funny.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

It's fresh, funny, biting, fast-paced and reasonably perceptive about people and their problems.

Mark Peranson
Globe and Mail

What starts off as a possible Argentine American Beauty reeks like a room stacked with pungent flowers.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Juan José Campanella's The Son of the Bride isn't art, but it is artful.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

It's a wise and endearing little film.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Like any good romance, Son of the Bride, proves it's never too late to learn.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Capaz de provocar o riso e arrancar lágrimas com a mesma facilidade, este maravilhoso filme acerta em tudo: desde o excepcional roteiro à direção de Campanella, passando pelas performances irretocáveis de Darin, Alleandro e Blanco. Um clássico instantâneo

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

It would seem that wherever there are middle-class, midlife crises to be suffered, there are movies to be made about those crises, and they somehow all manage to transcend their local trappings in favour of a kind of borderless emotional banality.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Even the digressions are funny.

Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

The Son Of The Bride's humour is born out of an engaging storyline, which also isn't embarrassed to make you reach for the tissues. This movie is to be cherished.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Daisy Maduro
Director Campanella lives up and delivered a funny and deeply moving story, of Rafael a fifty-something guy going through a mid-life crisis. It's quite… More