Only Human (2004)


Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB

Original title:  Seres Queridos

Spain/Argentina/Portugal/United Kingdom, 2004.  Canal+ España, Greenpoint Films, Madragoa Filmes, Patagonik Film Group, Tornasol Films, UK Film Council.  Screenplay by Dominic Harari, Teresa Pelegri.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

A young Jewish girl returns home to Spain and brings her Palestinian fiancé to meet her family. His fears that they won’t accept him become impressively heightened when a minor kitchen mishap results in a terrifying accident that threatens not only his welcome into the family but his relationship with his beloved. The conundrum these two find themselves in results in a dizzy farce of madcap chases and slamming doors, a silly indulgence in a highly worn-out formula but an enjoyable one all the same. Argentinean actress Norma Aleandro is magnificent as the matriarch of the kooky clan, while is wonderful as the hapless hero.


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