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Only Human (2004)
"Seres queridos" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  9 July 2004 (Spain)
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Leni takes Rafi to meet her family in Madrid. Leni's family is Jewish - mother, father, older sister and daughter, brother, and grandfather. Rafi is Palestinian, in Spain since age 12. ... See full summary »

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Guillermo Toledo ...
Rafi
Marian Aguilera ...
Leni Dali
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Tania Dali
Fernando Ramallo ...
David Dalenski
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Gloria Dali
Alba Molinero ...
Paula Dali
Max Berliner ...
Dudu Dali
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Ernesto Dali
Emiliana Olmedo ...
Old Lady Thief
Balbino Lacosta ...
Neighbor Downstairs (as Balbino Acosta)
Paco Martínez ...
Night Security
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Man in Office
Sara Deray ...
Woman in Office
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Yohana Cobo ...
Prostitute No. 2
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Leni takes Rafi to meet her family in Madrid. Leni's family is Jewish - mother, father, older sister and daughter, brother, and grandfather. Rafi is Palestinian, in Spain since age 12. Before her father returns from work, Leni reveals Rafi's origins. He accidentally drops a block of frozen soup out the flat window, probably killing a passerby. Leni initiates a cover-up and Rafi figures out the body is probably Leni's father. The body disappears and without telling the rest of the family what they know, Leni and Rafi organize a search for dad. Mom is sure he's having an affair. Leni's belly-dancing sister kisses Rafi. Her brother grabs a rifle to shoot the Arab. Can anything be put right? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$9,590 (USA) (16 June 2006)

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$282,998 (USA) (6 October 2006)
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A good social comedy
7 June 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Thoroughly enjoyable tale of a woman in Spain bringing her Palestinian boyfriend home to meet her Jewish family. Needless to say all sorts of stereotypes and clichés pop up but it's all done in a reasonably realistic yet funny way. It's all played very much for laughs and this works as it is certainly one of the funnier movies that I have seen this year. It is also a victory for the basics of cinema. There are no special effects, no big artist soundtracks and as it was a foreign movie for me, it translated well and had no big stars. The story moves along perfectly and we see all of the characters that we need to see for the purposes of the story. If I had one criticism it would be that the end slightly over simplifies certain issues raised and feels a little too tidy given what has gone before. I felt that there either should have been one last joke to end on or perhaps an edgier/darker resolution to the issues raised. Nonetheless, it remains an amusing insight into the fact that families will drive you mad, no matter what!


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