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Only Human (Seres queridos)2006

Only Human (Seres queridos) (2006)



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

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

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Mario Martin
as Ernesto Dali
Emiliana Olmedo
as Old Lady Thief
Balbino LaCosta
as Neighbor Downstairs
Paco Martínez
as Night Security
Manuel Rodal
as Man in Office
Sara Deray
as Woman in Office
Ramata Koite
as Prostitute No. 1
Yohana Cobo
as Prostitute No. 2
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Critic Reviews for Only Human (Seres queridos)

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (22)

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.

February 15, 2007 | Full Review…

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

August 4, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

July 28, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 2.5/4

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

July 7, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Mines the comic possibilities of the classic setup of introducing the fiancé to the family, with results that are playful, charming and surprisingly thoughtful.

July 7, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Only Human (Seres queridos)

Definitely an entertaining comedy with solid writing and a great cast. But it's another movie that ends up peaking way too early. It's also another movie that thinks it's more clever than it actually is, and at the same time the characters end up reading like something out of a more adult sitcom. There's no real character progression, with the exception of the mother and the father's relationship and Rafi and Leni's eventual 'discussion' about Jewish and Palestinian issues at the end. And this scene is another thing I have an issue with. It's left until the very end of the movie, so the movie is pretty much a build-up to that moment but when they finally have it, the conversation ends up feeling so forced and contrived that it may have been better if they just left it off. It was a good idea, but it just didn't work in execution. And, again, I liked this movie. It was fun to watch, it had funny moments, though, again, I think the movie tries too hard to be funny. It has a great cast and good enough writing that the movie is still good in spite of all the problems I had with it.

Jesse Ortega
Jesse Ortega

Super Reviewer


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.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


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

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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