Seres queridos (Only Human) (2006)



Critic Consensus: A cheerfully energetic screwball comedy, Only Human milks laughs from its culture-clash premise.

Movie Info

Surgen locuras cuando una mujer (Marián Aguilera) invita a su novio palestino (Guillermo Toledo) a conocer a su familia judía.

Rating: R (for some sexual content, nudity and language)
Genre: Television, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Dominic Harari, Teresa Pelegri
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 17, 2006
Box Office: $69.3k
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site


as Gloria, Gloria Dali

as Tania, Tania Dali

as Leni, Leni Dali

as David, David Dalensk...

as Paula, Paula Dali

as Dudu, Dudu Dali

as Ernesto Dali

as Old Lady Thief

as Neighbor Downstairs

as Night Security

as Man in Office

as Woman in Office

as Prostitute No. 1

as Prostitute No. 2
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Seres queridos (Only Human)

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.


Critic Reviews for Seres queridos (Only Human)

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (23)

Writer-directors Dominic Harari and Teresa Pelegri have penned an amusing script and, as directors, inject a delicate human texture into the story's intermixing of capricious zaniness, frank sensuality and Mideast politics.

Full Review… | February 15, 2007
Washington Post
Top Critic

A smart and dark comedy from Spain, Only Human manages to say cogent things about the nature of intolerance and love while being fitfully hilarious.

August 10, 2006
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

There's a political and social clash at its core, but the laughter comes from a deeper, human place (see title).

Full Review… | August 4, 2006
Seattle Times
Top Critic

A familiar situation of a beloved daughter bringing her intended home to meet the folks is pushed to sublimely silly extremes.

Full Review… | July 28, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

A Spanish comedy that isn't quite as frenzied or farcical as its husband-and-wife writer-director team clearly intended it to be.

July 21, 2006
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

It lets frantic get so far ahead of funny, the latter gets lost in the dust.

Full Review… | July 7, 2006
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Seres queridos (Only Human)


A good portion of this movie was just wacky fun! It is chock full of unusual situations, and funny characters. But then it tends to go overboard on the "crazy and funny" family situations...too the point of stupid, not funny. HOWEVER, the movie as a whole is definitely worth checking out. There are some hysterical situations that I will remember for some time.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


[font=Century Gothic]In "Only Human", Leni(Marian Aguilera), a television personality, and Rafi(Guillermo Toledo), a university professor, are madly in love with each other. One problem though: she is Jewish, he is Palestinian. Rafi is already nervous from having received a complimentary proctology exam earlier in the day from airline security. Now, he is about to meet her extended family who share an apartment. Leni's sister, Tania(Maria Botto), is a promiscuous belly dancer and has a six-year old daughter, Paula(Alba Molinero). At the other end of the spectrum, there is brother David(Fernando Ramallo) whose latest fad is Orthodox Judaism and a wounded pet duck. Her grandfather, Dudu(Max Berliner), is blind and owns a loaded rifle. [/font]
[font=Century Gothic][/font]
[font=Century Gothic]In an attempt to ingratiate himself with his hosts, Rafi offers to help Leni's mother(Norma Aleandro) with preparing dinner. His defrosting of the frozen soup goes badly awry, when he accidentally drops it out of the window...[/font]
[font=Century Gothic][/font]
[font=Century Gothic][/font]
[font=Century Gothic]"Only Human" is a funny romp of a farce about family with serious overtones.(Like the entire Arab-Israeli conflict for example. Plus, the notion of identity amongst immigrants.) And even though the movie is a farce, the characters still come off as very believable.[/font]

Walter M.

Super Reviewer


This is a great movie. Absolutely hilarious! Fantastic story plot. Good cast. Definitely worthy.

Leo L

Super Reviewer

Seres queridos (Only Human) Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Seres queridos (Only Human) on our Movie forum!