Son of the Bride Reviews

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Jeremy Heilman
April 1, 2002
A perfect example of rancid, well-intentioned, but shamelessly manipulative movie making.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
March 19, 2002
The pivotal narrative point is so ripe the film can't help but go soft and stinky.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 21, 2002
Has the feel of an unedited personal journal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
May 10, 2002
It would seem that wherever there are middle-class, midlife crises to be suffered, there are movies to be made about those crises, and they somehow all manage to transcend their local trappings in favour of a kind of borderless emotional banality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 22, 2002
It goes on for too long and bogs down in a surfeit of characters and unnecessary subplots.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mark Peranson
Globe and Mail
May 10, 2002
What starts off as a possible Argentine American Beauty reeks like a room stacked with pungent flowers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rachel Deahl
Boxoffice Magazine
March 22, 2002
A somewhat disappointing and meandering saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rod Armstrong
March 22, 2002
It's a barely tolerable slog over well-trod ground.
| Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
Son of the Bride is slight fare, but it does have it poignancies, and it is well-acted and sweet without being cloying.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 25, 2002
Campanella gets the tone just right -- funny in the middle of sad in the middle of hopeful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
September 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
April 26, 2002
Even the digressions are funny.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 22, 2002
One of the best films of the year.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 12, 2002
If you're able to go, relax and lower your expectations, you might be carried away by it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
August 21, 2002
The Son Of The Bride's humour is born out of an engaging storyline, which also isn't embarrassed to make you reach for the tissues. This movie is to be cherished.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
April 26, 2002
A knowing sense of humor and a lot of warmth ignite Son of the Bride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 24, 2002
A heartwarming story about personal transformation that is consistently fresh and funny.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
April 16, 2002
Passion, melodrama, sorrow, laugther, and tears cascade over the screen effortlessly...
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
January 20, 2003
Capaz de provocar o riso e arrancar lágrimas com a mesma facilidade, este maravilhoso filme acerta em tudo: desde o excepcional roteiro à direção de Campanella, passando pelas performances irretocáveis de Darin, Alleandro e Blanco. Um clássico instantâneo
| Original Score: 5/5
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John Anderson
March 22, 2002
An entertaining quasi-critique of modern manners whose comedy arises out of its gravity -- and a winning performance by Ricardo Darin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Jason Anderson
May 26, 2002
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November 27, 2008

Boston Phoenix
April 13, 2002

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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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