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Family United (2013)

La gran familia española (original title)
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Five brothers reunite for a wedding at the family estate on the day that Spain plays in the 2010 World Cup final.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio de la Torre ... Adán
Roberto Álamo ... Benjamín
Quim Gutiérrez ... Caleb
Miquel Fernández ... Daniel
Patrick Criado ... Efraín
Héctor Colomé ... Padre
Verónica Echegui ... Cris
Arancha Martí Arancha Martí ... Carla
Sandra Martín Sandra Martín ... Mónica
Sandy Gilberte Sandy Gilberte ... Fran
Teo Planell Teo Planell ... Efraín Niño
Carmen Arévalo Carmen Arévalo ... Mercedes
Pilar Castro ... Amanda
Teresa Lozano Teresa Lozano ... Bisabuela Brigi
Raúl Arévalo ... Camarero Arévalo


Five brothers reunite for a wedding at the family estate on the day that Spain plays in the 2010 World Cup final.

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Get ready for the most important match of your life




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References Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) See more »


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Fun and uplifting Spanish comedy with emotion , amusement and absurd situations
23 June 2014 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This is another Spanish comedy romp , it is a bemusing story that contains lots of humor , entertainment and binge . Nice and attractive Dramedy (comedy along with drama) about the close relationships among the members of a particular family . This is an amusing picture about a Spanish family formed by 5 boys (Quim Gutierrez , Antonio De La Torre , Roberto Alamo , Patrick Criado , Miguel Fernández) and their ill father (Héctor Colome) . One of them (Patrick Criado) about get married and they then celebrate a peculiar wedding in a bucolic outdoor . Involving these five brothers are their girlfriends (Verónica Echegui) and friends . Then their father suffers an acute stroke and problems crop out , it results in the celebration is turned upside down . Meanwhile , television is broadcasting football world championship (real scenes taken from 2000 World Cup) . Get ready for the match of your life!

This is a slightly funny film with entertaining events , giggles , emotion , plot twists and triangular love stories . The film moves in fits and starts most of which would be desirable , with more traps the viewer resists any kind, and some moments of enjoyment and others quite a few embarrassing . The flick gives a short description about lives of people of middle classes , dealing with a special family under the focus of a classical film ¨Seven brides for seven brothers¨ by Stanley Donen . It's an agreeable , moving film , perfectly acted and concerning the narration about the relationship among five sons , fiancée , bride and sick father . The tale narrated in sensitivity and intelligence and are treated some ethic and moral issues developed in a puerile sense and little ductility . The film attempts to spread optimism about the events of life , with its amusing sides and dark areas . Not trying to be unrealistic and make everything as in a fairytale but giving way to mirth and humor . In addition , the film gives us a nice panorama about a middle-class family , its pity , goodness, sacrifice , fraternity , work , companionship and various situations happen in its existence . This is a typical Spanish comedy from the 2000s with the usual ingredients such as enjoyable humor , social habits and close relationships among people . My feelings are extremely mixed but I must admit there are things I haven't been able to stop thinking about , the first part is played mostly for laughs but the ending part turned into a touching drama plenty of sensibility and fairness . A few of the scenes are amusing , they elicit chuckles but no serious laughter . The movie tries to expand some fine sense about this great family such as brotherhood , help and love , including its funny aspects as well as thought-provoking sides . The roles in this film are all lovable despite being rather pathetic and silly . Sympathetic performances from main cast such as Quim Gutiérrez , Antonio De La Torre , Veronica Echegui and Roberto Alamo playing a mentally-handicapped young . Support cast is pretty well such as Raul Arévalo , Pilar Castro , Sandra Martin and Héctor Colomé . Colorful cinematography by Juan Garlos Gomez ; being filmed on location in San Agustin De Guadalix, Madrid, Somosierra, Madrid, and Oliva, València, Comunitat Valenciana . Special mention to musical score filled with wonderful songs composed and sung by Josh Rouse .

Daniel Sánchez Artevalo tries to mix genres ranging from comedy to melodrama in its ending segment with some offbeat touches ; furthermore he takes parts from American films of the fifties , particularly those of Frank Capra plenty of emotional and family feeling in which solidarity triumphs and humor despite the blackness . Daniel Sánchez Arévalo was born on 1970 in Madrid, Madrid . He is a writer, known for ¨Primos¨ , ¨Azuloscurocasinegro¨ (2006), and ¨Gordos¨ (2009)and this ¨La Gran Familia Española¨ or "Family United" (2013) .

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Release Date:

13 September 2013 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Una final de familia See more »

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Madrid, Spain See more »


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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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