Zus & zo (Hotel Paraiso)
Zus & zo (Hotel Paraiso) (2003)

Dutch filmmaker Paula van der Oest spins this frothy comedy about the ends to which three sisters would go to keep possession of the family's summer home in Portugal. When their 32-year-old brother, Nino, announces his engagement with… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 10, 2003
DVD Release Date: July 8, 2003
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

A comedy in which lightweight attempts at relevance mostly fall flat.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

It's been a long time since a film made me want to change the ending.

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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Hay ante todo una notable frescura en la observación de sus personajes que seguramente proviene de la habilidad de su directora y guionista Paula van der Oest.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

While Zus & Zo strains for style points, it's just an off-the-shelf romantic comedy, and not a very good one.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Fortunately, the performers ... fully embrace the ludicrous aspects of their roles, with frequently hilarious results.

Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

It's all very Woody Allen, and more than a little silly.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The title translates, roughly, as 'This & That,' a confectionary shrug that pretty well sums up the blase inconsequentiality of it all.

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Jan Stuart

The Dutch may have scooped us when it comes to embracing the various permutations of human sexuality, but Paula van der Oest's densely schematic romantic comedy crinkles enlightenment into an aluminum-foil ball of hooey.

MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Scattered among the annoying angst are a few brief moments of amusement...

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
weak plot, but decent acting and cinematography. entertaining characters in a not quite funny film.