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Abel (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 4 March 2011 (USA)
About a peculiar young boy who, as he blurs reality and fantasy, takes over the responsibilities of a family man in his father's absence.

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Carlos Aragón ...
Dr. Monárrez
Gerardo Ruíz-Esparza ...
Geraldine Galván ...
Selene (as Geraldine Alejandra)
Gabino Rodríguez ...
Lucero Trejo ...
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Maria Elena Cervantes ...
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Marcela Ruiz Esparza ...
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Norma Angélica ...
Taxistra Mujer
Mauricio Isaac ...
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The boy who mistook himself for his father...
26 July 2010 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

I was looking forward to watch this film since the first time I saw the trailer. It seemed like an interesting idea and it didn't look like the kind of story Mexican cinema is used to show.

And it, indeed, is a peculiar story. There are some awkward and funny situations as a result of a boy acting like his own father, but on the other hand, the drama of a delusional kid who doesn't really know who he is and feels the need to fill the father role in his family. The real conflict begins when the real dad decides to finally show up after a two year absence.

I liked how the characters are portrayed and also the acting, especially from Christopher Ruíz-Esparza (the boy who plays Abel). The story is told with a good balance between comedy and drama and is really enjoyable.


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