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Day of the Flowers

Day of the Flowers (2013)

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Two young, strong-willed Scottish sisters, one a left-wing activist, the other a most-popular-girl-in-school type, take their late father's ashes to Cuba, the site of many family legends of his services to the REvolution. Arriving in Havana, the two women promptly lose the ashes and go through a series of misadventrues - both romantic and dangerous - to try to retrieve them. A colourful and wryly humourous tale of cross-cultural misunderstandings and lost illusions.

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Drama, Romance, Comedy

Eirene Houston

Mar 10, 2014

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (5)

It's refreshing to see a film about two women that doesn't focus entirely on their love lives, but that's the limit of the cliché-busting; elsewhere, archetypes abound.

November 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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The Havana-set Day of the Flowers aims to dance away its script troubles to the infectious rumba rhythms of its soundtrack.

July 2, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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If the plot gets a bit confusing there are mild diversions with the landscapes and music, though even that is unlikely to send you dancing all the way home.

December 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail

The film is guilty of generic storytelling and jarring plot developments, but it's also likeable and mildly diverting in places.

December 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Flix Capacitor
Flix Capacitor

Although occasionally the multiple plot strands seem to be pulling against each other, there's a warmth to the production that eases us over the structural cracks and makes us care about the outcome.

December 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

This confusing Cuban/Scottish romantic roadtrip movie does offer some very modest pleasures.

November 29, 2013 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
Little White Lies

Lame gags and supporting turns ensure it concludes closer to Mamma Mia! than Marx.

November 28, 2013 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

File this one in the cupboard marked "at least they must have had fun making it" ...

November 28, 2013 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

Pretty Cuban landscapes and the graceful Acosta are the highlights of this slight but winsome road trip romance.

November 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Humour and melodrama rub along uncomfortably, but the likeable leads and gorgeous scenery make this lightweight trip fly by.

November 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

Watchable British drama enlivened by engaging performances, a terrific soundtrack and a strong sense of location, though the script is occasionally both frustrating and confusing.

January 22, 2013 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

Always charmingly frothy, even when the narrative threatens to salsa off with the fairies.

July 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
Eye for Film

It's a likeable film, if not a particularly riveting one, easily enjoyed and just as easily forgotten.

June 26, 2012 Full Review Source: The List
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