Son of the Bride

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  • Summary: At age 42, Rafael Belvedere (Darín) is having a crisis. He's overwhelmed by his numerous responsibilities and just isn't having any fun. But when his father makes the decision to fulfill his mother's dream of getting married in a church, it gives Rafael a task to focus on, stirring him toAt age 42, Rafael Belvedere (Darín) is having a crisis. He's overwhelmed by his numerous responsibilities and just isn't having any fun. But when his father makes the decision to fulfill his mother's dream of getting married in a church, it gives Rafael a task to focus on, stirring him to action, and bringing the family together to create a new memory they can share. (Sony Pictures Classics) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    100
    One of the best films of the year.
  2. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    90
    Unflaggingly genial and universally funny.
  3. Turn a potentially unforgettable movie into a broad crowd-pleaser that sustains itself on three acting performances.
  4. 75
    Offers a rose-colored picture of life, but one that Campanella makes ring true.
  5. Reviewed by: Jeff Stark
    70
    Crisply agreeable picture.
  6. Has an appealing modesty, but director Juan José Campanella works so hard to keep everything soft and winsome and charming that he cushions the understatement into blandness.
  7. 30
    The best that can be said of Son Of The Bride is that it's attractively photographed. But, then, so was the Hindenburg explosion, and this packs far less excitement into its two shapeless hours.

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. vintonh.
    Dec 26, 2006
    10
    Some reviews suggested that this movie is overly sappy and sentimental. Perhaps most of us will not be as luckiy as the main characters in Some reviews suggested that this movie is overly sappy and sentimental. Perhaps most of us will not be as luckiy as the main characters in getting our lives straightened out but this uniquely poignant film is not implausible and, if nothing else, it offers us hope that we might just be able to get through the difficult business of life feeling a liitle better about ourselves and not so bitter as we might otherwise be. Expand

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