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My Uncle Rafael (2012)

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When a TV producer is desperate to find a replacement series, she convinces a 71 year-old Armenian, tell-it-like-it-is Uncle to star in a new reality show. Cultures collide when Uncle Rafael is thrown into the Schumacher family household where he, in his own Armenian way, has one week to save an already broken and dysfunctional American family from falling apart. The only rule-everyone must follow his rules! -- (C) Official Site

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Scott Yagemann, Vahik Pirhamzei

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"My Uncle Rafael" elicits plenty of goofy chuckles even as it regularly threatens to fly off the rails.

September 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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A hokey story with a needless reality-show overlay.

September 20, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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An insufferable import indebted to Mrs. Doubtfire in which a man in prosthetics helps a family cope with, and overcome, divorce.

September 18, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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For anyone who has the bad luck to see this vanity production, it will be remembered as one of the worst films of the year--if not the decade.

September 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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It's all too simplistic, but there's something about watching this inept, callow, bourgeois family getting slapped, scolded, and generally schooled by their new, platitude-spewing Armenian "uncle" that's perversely entertaining.

September 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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    1. Uncle Rafael: Don't park your car in girlfriend's garage.
    – Submitted by Martin Z (23 months ago)
    1. Uncle Rafael: Everybody needs an uncle.
    – Submitted by Martin Z (23 months ago)
    1. Uncle Rafael: My way or the freeway!
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