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At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He's overwhelmed by his responsibilities and just isn't having any fun. Just when Rafael feels the most alone and unable to reach out to anyone, a series of unexpected events lead him to reevaluate his life. A minor heart attack forces him to slow down, and a reunion with Juan Carlos, a childhood friend who tries to keep a positive attitude in the wake of a personal tragedy in his own life, helps Rafael to change his life.

Cast & Crew

Ricardo Darín
Rafael Belvedere
Héctor Alterio
Nino Belvedere
Norma Aleandro
Norma Belvedere
Juan José Campanella
Director
Juan José Campanella
Writer
Juan Pablo Galli
Executive Producer
Iván Wyszogrod
Additional Music
Daniel Shulman
Cinematographer
Walter Rippell
Casting
Pablo Racioppi
Set Decoration
Cecilia Monti
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Critic Reviews for The Son of the Bride

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Audience Reviews for The Son of the Bride

  • Apr 08, 2009
    Director Campanella lives up and delivered a funny and deeply moving story, of Rafael a fifty-something guy going through a mid-life crisis. It's quite difficult to find this kind of films, because most of the films nowadays lose sight of the most important thing, the real human emotion,the real lives, the real feelings, the real love. The film was so beautiful and everything worked perfectly together, the writing, directing and acting. There is nothing to say about the people or their interactions, they were just being themselves as in real life, there we don't have heroes. No wonder it was nominated for Best Foreigner Language Film.
    Daisy M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 31, 2009
    Fantastic movie, deeply moving and funny at the same time. Story of a middle aged man running a family restaurant, dealing with lots of things in his life, an ex-wife and a daughter he needs to spend more time with, a younger girlfriend whom he is having commitment problems, an old father who wants to remarry his wife who has alzheimer, a hearth attack and a very old friend who pays a visit. Ricardo Darin is very good here, he is my favoritte Argentinian actor, well I've seen three great Argentinian movies so far and he is in all of them! He is not a looker, he is no Dick Watson, but he is a great actor. The poem scene was very dramatic even through the english subtitles and the intercom scene was just perfect. AND WHO THE FUCK IS DICK WATSON!? Find out after the credits :)
    Serdar C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 08, 2007
    A very beautiful movie, it is incredibly sweet and those are some of the best Argentinian actors. It's hard for me to make a review of it. I love this movie. It made me cry, but not of sadness. It's just perfect. I've never seen so much simplicity combined wich excellence in a movie.
    Magali G Super Reviewer

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