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The Patriarch (2016)

Un Padre No Tan Padre (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy | 27 January 2017 (USA)
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When Don Servando Villegas gets expelled from his retirement home, his younger son Francisco takes him in. Don Servando is about to find out the truth about his son and his way of living.

Director:

Raúl Martínez

Writer:

Alberto Bremer
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Credited cast:
Jacqueline Bracamontes ... Alma
Camila Selser ... Carla
Arturo Barba ... Bill
Héctor Bonilla ... Don Servando
Eduardo Tanus Eduardo Tanus ... Memo
Zamia Fandiño ... Mirtala
Rafael Simón Rafael Simón ... Greg
Benny Ibarra Benny Ibarra ... Fran
Sergio Mayer Mori Sergio Mayer Mori ... Rene
Gabriel Nuncio Gabriel Nuncio ... Padre Jorge
Tina French Tina French ... Gina
Natália Subtil Natália Subtil ... Gio
Jaime Del Aguila ... Enfermero Rene
Sandra Sánchez Cantú Sandra Sánchez Cantú ... Felipa
Raúl Adalid Raúl Adalid ... Director Casa Retiro
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When Don Servando Villegas gets expelled from his retirement home, his younger son Francisco takes him in. Don Servando is about to find out the truth about his son and his way of living.

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for drug material, some language and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Good light comedy.
30 January 2017 | by tprspanSee all my reviews

I saw this Mexican comedy tonight at my local theater in Northwest Indiana, and although I guess was expecting more based on what I had heard about it, I thought it was pretty good.

The plot concerns an elderly retired man who gets kicked out of the retirement home in which he lives, and goes to the Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende in order to live with his middle-aged son. The son lives with around 8 or 10 other people in a large house, in sort of a commune atmosphere. For example, a gay couple live there, along with a guy who sells drugs to locals. Also, an American woman and a man from England live with the son. Those two run a coffee shop. A Cuban guitarist is also a resident. So the commune culture and establishment clash, so to speak, when the 80 something year-old father comes to live there. A lot of the comedy is based on that premise, so some of those jokes are fairly predictable.

However, what makes the film pretty decent is the fact that it has good character development, despite the fact that there are a larger number of supporting roles.

The movie has very good cinematography also(many great shots of San Miguel).

In addition, I think this film is well directed ; the timing, holding of shots for the right amount of time, etc, are all good.

Note that this movie is in Spanish with English subtitles.


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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

27 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Patriarca See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$978,894, 29 January 2017

Gross USA:

$2,156,047

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,156,936
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Panorama Global See more »
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2.35 : 1
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