The Perez Family

1995, Comedy/Drama, 1h 52m

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In the midst of the Mariel boat lift -- a hurried exodus of refugees from Cuba going to America -- an immigration clerk accidentally presumes that dissident Juan Raul Perez (Alfred Molina) and Dorita Evita Perez (Marisa Tomei) are married. United by their last name and a mutual resolve to emigrate, Dorita and Juan agree to play along. But it gets complicated when the two begin falling for each other just as Juan reunites with his wife, Carmela (Anjelica Huston), whom he hasn't seen in decades.

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  • Dec 10, 2007
    An all-time favorite!
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  • Aug 27, 2007
    A ridiculous comedy, which seems to have a much worthy cast than this film gives it credit; Chaz Palminteri, Angelica Houston, Marissa Tomei and Vincent Gallo all of whom have appeared in much better quality films. The idea as a film is quite comical I guess, collecting family members to create a fiamily, but it was simply a film with a little bit of potential that went horribly wrong.
    Lady D Super Reviewer

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