Tio Papi (2013)




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It was a bachelor's life for hard-working and fun-loving Ray Ray Dominguez (Joey Dedio) who dreams of leaving the barrio for a more carefree existence in Miami. That's until one day when everything changed - and he became a reluctant "Tio Papi" aka Uncle Daddy to his sister's six children ages six to 16. Now, in charge of raising this energetic (and expensive) clan, Ray Ray must make important decisions on what life really is all about. Combining heart-warming drama with light-hearted comedy, TIO PAPI, directed by Fro Rojas from the original screenplay by Joey Dedio and Brian Herskowitz, is an upbeat story of life's unexpected surprises and ultimately what matters the most - the love of family. (c)Active Fox
PG (for thematic elements, mild rude humor and brief language)
Comedy , Drama , Kids & Family
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Franky G
as Chizzy
Kelly McGillis
as Elizabeth Warden
Jack Noseworthy
as Benjamin Welling III
Ursula Abbott
as Jacqueline
Joey Dedio
as Ray Ray
Gary Betsworth
as Superintendent Mitchell
Gina Hecht
as Marsha Horowitz
Mary Testa
as Principal Rosen
Erica Gimpel
as Detective Johnson
Tyrone Brown
as Brandon
Priscilla Lopez
as Judge Vega
Franky G.
as Chizzy
Marilyn Dobrin
as Mrs. Butz
John Deyle
as Father Bryce
Jessica Leccia
as Daniella
Melvin Lima
as Seymour
Johnnie Mae
as Waitress
Fatima Ptacek
as Angela
Dax Roy
as Nico
Jene Hernandez
as Lizette
Mareo Ryan
as Officer Harris
Rick Zahn
as Sergeant Taylor
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Critic Reviews for Tio Papi

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

[A] well-photographed, lively and lightly comic film.

Full Review… | September 5, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

[a] by-the-numbers feel good story

Full Review… | September 5, 2013
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Dedio undoubtedly wrote Ray Ray as a star turn, but the character is so forcefully written to be likable - in this case, as a nebulously defined everyman - that he never feels human enough to empathize with.

Full Review… | September 5, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Doesn't try to be anything more than a soft-serve pull of treacly pandering.

Full Review… | September 3, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Bittersweet family comedy involves parental loss.

Full Review… | September 11, 2013
Common Sense Media

Too predictable for adults and too saccharine for even very young kids, this family-oriented comedy is strictly dullsville.

Full Review… | September 5, 2013
Film Journal International

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