Son of the Bride

A FILM BY Juan Jose Campanella

An entertaining quasi-critique of modern manners whose comedy arises out of its gravity -- and a winning performance by Ricardo Darin.""""
-John Anderson, Newsday
One of the best films of the year.""""
-Claudia Puig, USA Today
A knowing sense of humor and a lot of warmth ignite Son of the Bride.""""
-Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee

Synopsis

At age 42, Rafael Belvedere (Ricardo Darin) is having a crisis. He's overwhelmed by his numerous responsibilities and just isn't having any fun. He has spent most of his life frantically trying to run the restaurant his father, Nino (Hector Alterio) founded. He has achieved success, but nevertheless, continues to live in the old man's shadow. Just when Rafael feels the most alone and unable to reach out to anyone, unexpected events lead him to reevaluate his life. A minor heart attack forces him to slow down, and a reunion with Juan Carlos (Eduardo Blanco), a childhood friend who tries to keep a positive attitude in the wake of personal tragedy in his own life, helps Rafael to reconstruct his past and look at the present in new ways. Most importantly, when his father makes the decision to fulfill his mother's dream of getting married in a church, it gives Rafael a task to focus on, stirring him to action and bringing the family together to create a new memory they can share.

Release Date

Original Languages: Spanish (Argentina)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 124 min.
Year: 2001

CREDITS

CAST
Hector Alterio
Norma Aleandro
Ricardo Darin
DIRECTED BY
Juan Jose Campanella

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