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Son of the Bride (2001)

El hijo de la novia (original title)
A dissatisfied 40-year-old, separated and without time for his own daughter and girlfriend must rethink his life when his father decides to marry his mother, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, by church.
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 Pozzobón Atilio Pozzobón ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Si la vida te paso de largo, ¿qué esperas para alcanzarla? [If life passed you by, what are you waiting for to reach it?] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At 1:13:15 while Ricardo Darín (Rafael) and Eduardo Blanco (Juan Carlos) are fighting on the background, the actor is doing his monologue and on his table is a bottle of Hesperidina which is Argentina's first trademark. 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 »

Connections

Featured in Belas Artes: A Esquina do Cinema (2012) See more »

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Classy A Hispanic feature
11 May 2003 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

Great performers in an expertly mounted A feature. This one goes on too long but deserves to edge out the glossy English speaking movies which play to the same audience in the multiplexes.

The film is full of great players given the chance to do their stuff. Darin has the authority of a major leading man and it's a great pleasure to see already familiar veterans like Alterio and Aleandro in strong roles. Her spin on senility is a beautifully judged mix of touching and funny that the film needs to grab the broad public. Verbeke registers as an exceptionally vivid version of the sexy, winning fantasy girl that we keep on seeing in films.

If you want to argue that these characters are a distortion of real life you're in a different mind set to the makers and the fourteen dollars a seat customers they are playing to.

I enjoyed seeing this recognisable world of cell 'phones, old friends, resolved family tensions and gourmet food put across in an unfamiliar setting with superior film know how. It's like a good overseas holiday. The old Sascha Guitry gag of the security system picture or the finding the priest at the final wedding were worth the cheer they got at the performance I saw.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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