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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 »

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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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Si la vida te paso de largo ¿ qué esperas para alcanzarla? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$624,153, 6 October 2002
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Juan José Campanella: the doctor who treats Rafael's heart condition. 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 El cura gaucho (1941) See more »

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Wonderful touching jewel
8 May 2005 | by armstrongd_ukSee all my reviews

My wife 'found' this film, of which I hadn't heard, in our local video shop and I'm so delighted she did.

The central performance of Rafael was a tour de force - this actor stands very strong beside the likes of Pacino, and I can imagine him in many of the earlier 'gangster with hidden depth' roles the latter excelled in. He was so believable as the 'godfather' neighbourhood restaurateur. The other principal actors were also brilliant, although in my opinion Eduardo Blanco as the comedic interest overegged and hammed a little too much in a couple of scenes, eg as bogus priest. But that is nitpicking in one of the most memorable romantic films I've ever seen.

I totally agree with one of the reviewers who compared and contrasted to the dreadful film travesty made of 'The Notebook'recently which missed all the buttons around Alzheimers and real people with real believable feelings and reactions. I also agree that while if this product had been American with J Nicholson, etc it would have been a surefire Oscar winner, it would actually have been ruined by the Hollywood treatment...

Thanks you Argentina, and I hope to see much more of Senor Darin before long.


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