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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 »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 35 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricardo Darín ... Rafael Belvedere
Héctor Alterio ... Nino Belvedere
Norma Aleandro ... Norma Belvedere
Eduardo Blanco Eduardo Blanco ... Juan Carlos
Natalia Verbeke ... Naty
Gimena Nóbile Gimena Nóbile ... Vicky
David Masajnik ... Nacho
Claudia Fontán Claudia Fontán ... Sandra
Atilio Pozzobon Atilio Pozzobon ... Francesco
Salo Pasik ... Daniel
Humberto Serrano Humberto Serrano ... Padre Mario
Fabián Arenillas Fabián Arenillas ... Sciacalli
Mónica Cabrera Mónica Cabrera ... Carmen
Giorgio Bellora Giorgio Bellora ... Marchiolli
Mónica Virgilito Mónica Virgilito ... Enfermera hospital
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Era un hombre que lo tenía todo. Sólo le faltaba ser padre. Y ser hijo. Y ser hombre. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Classics

Country:

Argentina | Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 August 2001 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Son of the Bride See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,231, 24 March 2002

Gross USA:

$624,757

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,772,695
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the fifth Argentine film to be nominated for the Academy Award for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' in 2002. See more »

Quotes

Juan Carlos: Did you see "That Damned Rib"?
Rafael Belvedere: I don't watch Argentine movies. I work all day, you know how it is.
Juan Carlos: I don't watch Argentine reality.
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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 »

Connections

References Mister Ed (1958) See more »

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Here comes the bride...
11 April 2002 | by jotix100See all my reviews

This is a very good film from Argentina. It would be a shame if more people fail to see this beautiful tale set in the Buenos Aires of the beginning of the century when times were better and the porteños felt on top of the world.

Director Juan Jose Campanella knows these people. He is really on their side, for they have struggled all their lives to get the family restaurant to be successful. The son, Rafael, has problems making ends meet and his life is a mess. Not only his whole world comes crashing around him, but he cannot cope with the only person that really loves him for what he is, Naty.

His father, Nino, loves Norma, even though her mind is not here any more. He doesn't miss seeing her one day. He finally realizes, too late, that secretly Norma's desire was to have been married in the church, he didn't believe in during his youth. Now he wants to make amends by marrying the wife who cannot appreciate it because of her wandering mind.

The acting is superb. Ricardo Darin gives a fine performance as Rafael. Norma Aleandro proves once more why she's a great actress and Hector Alterio is very effective in a very subtle performance. Natalia Verbeke was a revelation as she stands by her man.

All in all, this was an enjoyable time at the movies.


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