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  • Summary: A homosexual dentist agrees to take care of his nine-year-old nephew while his sister travels in India.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 80
    Bear Cub casually pulls off an amazing feat--combining innocent childhood nostalgia and graphic sexuality.
  2. The film's ambitions are laudable, and it manages to be touching, funny and true to life. It seems ungrateful to ask for anything more.
  3. A compassionate, life-affirming Spanish comedy-drama.
  4. 70
    Taking a seed of an idea and nurturing it into a fable about moral hypocrisy, Bearcub substantiates prolific Spanish helmer Miguel Albaladejo's rep for well-observed, character-based dramas with an offbeat twist and a potent emotional undertow.
  5. 63
    Pedro is what a friend of mine calls a ''macho Iberico," which refers to a certain type of cocky, insensitive Spanish man.
  6. Reviewed by: Jorge Morales
    60
    Much smarter than the average comedy.
  7. 50
    Albaladejo turns his film into a banal, mildly entertaining trifle of affirmation, eliciting a shrug more than any real emotion.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. JimG.
    Jun 27, 2006
    7
    A moving story about a mother, an uncle, and a grandmother and their love for a child. And, at last, a "gay and lesbian" movie where gayness is incidental to the plot rather than the focus of it. Collapse

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