Only Human (Seres queridos)

2006

Only Human (Seres queridos)

Critics Consensus

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

71%

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Total Count: 52

77%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 1,182
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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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Critic Reviews for Only Human (Seres queridos)

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Audience Reviews for Only Human (Seres queridos)

  • Mar 29, 2012
    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 O Super Reviewer
  • May 31, 2011
    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
  • Jan 31, 2008
    This is a great movie. Absolutely hilarious! Fantastic story plot. Good cast. Definitely worthy.
    Leo L Super Reviewer
  • Jun 25, 2006
    [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

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