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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 to action, and bringing the family together to create a new memory they can share. (Sony Pictures Classics) Expand
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Exquisitely moving story.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    Wry, richly layered, wonderfully observed Argentine film.
  3. Reviewed by: Jonathan Perry
    Fully realizes its ambitions as a tale about confronting and navigating life's land mines with humor, tenacity, and hope.
  4. Manages to be affectionate without drawing too deeply from a well of sugar and schmaltz.
  5. Reviewed by: Jeff Stark
    Crisply agreeable picture.
  6. 67
    Winning and emotionally punchy film.
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. vintonh.
    Dec 26, 2006
    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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