MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,444 this week

Queens (2005)
"Reinas" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  8 April 2005 (Spain)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 1,631 users   Metascore: 49/100
Reviews: 18 user | 19 critic | 17 from Metacritic.com

Five mothers cope with the drama that surrounds their gay sons at a mass wedding.

Writers:

, (collaborating writer), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 57 titles
created 24 Sep 2011
 
a list of 3939 titles
created 05 Jan 2012
 
a list of 1268 titles
created 27 Aug 2012
 
a list of 197 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 41 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Queens (2005)

Queens (2005) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Queens.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

"All Over The Guy" is a contemporary romantic comedy about the quest to find the "one" when "the one" doesn't know he's the "one." It explores the unlikely pairing of two 20-somethings ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Davis
Stars: Dan Bucatinsky, Richard Ruccolo, Sasha Alexander
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Javier Cimara (Talk to Her) stars as Chef Maxi, a culinary genius/drama queen with too much on his plate.

Director: Nacho G. Velilla
Stars: Javier Cámara, Lola Dueñas, Fernando Tejero
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young gay man tries to balance his career as a personal assistant while searching for love.

Director: George Bamber
Stars: Daniel Letterle, Diego Serrano, Meredith Baxter
East Side Story I (2006)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A "coming out" story that avoids all the tired cliches and stays committed to telling the stories of these characters, "East Side Story" examines bias of all kinds and features stirring performances by incredibly attractive actors.

Director: Carlos Portugal
Stars: René Alvarado, David Berón, Gladise Jiminez
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After Marc dumps him, Kyle unites with Gwen and Tiffani to land sexually confused art model Troy by pretending to be straight. However, Marc wants Troy, too, and members from a notorious "ex-gay" group are slipping for the both of them.

Director: Phillip J. Bartell
Stars: Jim Verraros, Emily Brooke Hands, Rebekah Kochan
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

At the suggestion of a straight friend, gay man Leo joins a men's group, where he causes some upsets by declaring his attraction to one of its members.

Director: Rose Troche
Stars: Kevin McKidd, Julie Graham, Simon Callow
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished woman closer to his age.

Director: Nancy Meyers
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In high school, Matt and Ryan were best friends. More than friends, actually. But in the ensuing ten years, they've lost contact. So when Matt receives an invitation to Ryan's wedding he's ... See full summary »

Director: C. Jay Cox
Stars: Tori Spelling, Philipp Karner, James O'Shea
Adam & Steve (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Follows two New York city couples -- one heterosexual and one gay who explore the peaks and the valleys of their respective relationships.

Director: Craig Chester
Stars: Craig Chester, Malcolm Gets, Parker Posey
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A gay Internet connection is made, but entanglements ensue due to hiding behind the name and photo of a straight male stripper who happens to return to the area.

Director: Glenn Gaylord
Stars: Rebekah Kochan, Daniel Skelton, Chris Salvatore
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Billy is a gay fine-arts photographer who falls in love with straight coffee-shop waiter Gabriel.

Director: Tommy O'Haver
Stars: Brad Rowe, Sean Hayes, Richard Ganoung
Notting Hill (1999)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.

Director: Roger Michell
Stars: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Nuria
...
Magda
...
Reyes
Mercedes Sampietro ...
Helena
Betiana Blum ...
Ofelia
Gustavo Salmerón ...
Hugo
...
Miguel
...
...
Óscar
Paco León ...
Narciso
Raúl Jiménez ...
Rafa
Tito Valverde ...
Héctor
...
Jacinto
Jorge Perugorría ...
César
Ginés García Millán ...
Néstor
Edit

Storyline

In Spain, a couple of days before a collective gay wedding, the lives of five mothers, whose sons will get married, are entwined: Judge Helena is in charge of the ceremony; the entrepreneur in hotel business Magda is hosting the guests in her hotel and is responsible for the banquet, while facing a strike leaded by her lover and chef; the nymphomaniac Nuria is facing problems due to her disease; the wealthy Reyes is having a crush for the father of her son's mate and her gardener; and the Argentinean cooker Ofelia is facing financial problems and difficulties in with her son's mate. Along three days, they have complicated relationships with their sons and mates, ex-husbands, lovers and employees. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

gay | hotel | wedding | gardener | strike | See more »

Taglines:

One marriage, six sons, five mothers, and one dog... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

8 April 2005 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Queens  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$16,494 (USA) (25 August 2006)

Gross:

$139,439 (USA) (20 October 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Manuel Gómez Pereira wanted four former Pedro Almodóvar "muses" in the cast of "Reinas": Carmen Maura, Marisa Paredes, Verónica Forqué, and Victoria Abril. When Victoria Abril declined his offer, he had to settle for just three of them. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, the train is moving from left to right, in the same scene and seat, then it moves from right to left, and seconds later it moves in a right to left direction again. See more »

Quotes

Nuria: I'm always free, even when I'm married.
See more »

Connections

References Ocean's Eleven (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Fever
Written by Otis Blackwell (as John Davenport) & Eddie Cooley
Performed by Michael Bublé
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Gómez Pereira, back to top form
10 April 2005 | by (Vitoria, Spain) – See all my reviews

Manuel Gómez Pereira was one of the finest Spanish directors in the 90's, with such comedies as "Boca a Boca" or "El Amor Perjudica Seriamente la Salud". His latest projects, however, tanked ("Off Key" was a failure both economically and artistically) or simply didn't deliver ("Cosas que Hacen que la Vida Valga la Pena" was plain and average).

"Reinas" is Pereira's return to top form, with a clever and engaging plot which uses the celebration of the first gay wedding in Spain as a macguffin to tell the story of six gay men who are about to marry and their parents, especially their mothers. The film avoids clichés in an intelligent way, so the gay sons are portrayed as people from different social strata and conditions. The actors also avoid the affected mannerisms with which gays are often portrayed in cinema. Special mention to Gustavo Salmerón in a fine performance, although the rest are also very good.

However, the film belongs to the mothers. They are in fact the "queens" the title refers to. Pereira has been lucky enough to assemble a bunch of our greatest actresses: Carmen Maura, Marisa Paredes, Mercedes Sampietro and Verónica Forqué. Betiana Blum, an unknown Argentinean actress, is, however, the standout with her over-the-top character, Ofelia.

The story is very nice plot-wise and treats gay love stories in the same way it treats straight love stories. The screenplay manages a few laughs from the audience, and it is so action-packed that you never loose your attention from the film. The only flaw I can find is that it ends so abruptly that some of the story lines are left unexplained and some character arcs end up being implausible.

In any case, I found the film highly satisfying and very entertaining, so if you like spending two hours with a good comedy you won't feel disappointed.

Overall rating: 8/10


31 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
US remake? Dios mio! slobone
Sountrack =The version of the song 'Fever' michaelpanda63
Release Date in Spain antonio_von_cuesta
Too many stories scottx-1
Music at the Lunch danielgnz
Subtitled DVD gigicarl
Discuss Queens (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?