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Son of the Bride (2001)

El hijo de la novia (original title)
At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time ... See full summary »
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At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time with their daughter and he has yet to make a commitment to his girlfriend. At his lowest point, a minor heart attack reunites him with Juan Carlos, a childhood friend, who helps Rafael to reconstruct his past and look at the present in new ways. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Son of the Bride  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$34,231 (USA) (24 March 2002)

Gross:

$624,153 (USA) (6 October 2002)
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Trivia

Argentina's official submission for the 2001 Oscar Awards, Foreign Language film category. See more »

Quotes

Juan Carlos: Porque él le dio alegría a millones de personas y después esos mismos fanáticos se dieron la vuelta y le crucificaron.
Rafael Belvedere: Terminó la función. Dejad ya de hablar de Cristo.
Juan Carlos: ¿Cristo? ¿Yo hablaba de Maradona?
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Crazy Credits

Halfway through the credits, we find Rafael and Juan Carlos watching a porn film and admiring it's particularly well-endowed star - the mysterious and elusive Dick Watson. See more »

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Great Latin America film making!
19 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a real jewel from Argentina... at a time when some viewers are knowing Latin American film making through tasteless stories, I highly recommend "El hijo de la novia". The story is full of discovery and emotions. It touches the importance of the family and the values, it deals with serious issues with a touch of humor, and a lot of class. The rhythm of the story is well balanced and the characters are very real and likeable. Don't miss it! (9/10)


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