In Spain, a couple of days before a collective gay wedding, the lives of five mothers, whose sons will get married, are entwined: Judge Helena is in charge of the ceremony; the entrepreneur in hotel business Magda is hosting the guests in her hotel and is responsible for the banquet, while facing a strike leaded by her lover and chef; the nymphomaniac Nuria is facing problems due to her disease; the wealthy Reyes is having a crush for the father of her son's mate and her gardener; and the Argentinean cooker Ofelia is facing financial problems and difficulties in with her son's mate. Along three days, they have complicated relationships with their sons and mates, ex-husbands, lovers and employees.
Brandon E (nl) wrote: The screenplay may not be superb but Chris Coopers performance makes this a must see.
Dillon L (br) wrote: It's a movie that follows the same formula that Air Bud followed: animal inexplicably becomes excellent at sports, so they let him play. It's shit, and it's not even original shit.
Panos M (mx) wrote: A tender story about the unexpected relationship between a recluse writer and a gifted student. I only wish the plot was less obvious.
Michael H (us) wrote: Jennie Livingston' s movie succeeds by just allowing her subjects to be who they are and talk about what they care about. An approach that had proved successful for Earl Morris in GATES OF HEAVEN (though Morris' subjects wandered much farther afield). There's an undercurrent of danger and risk, displacement and isolation that lends an urgency to even seemingly frivolous pursuits.
Edward C (gb) wrote: Murky & claustrophobic, David Rabe's play about race and homosexuality gets the Altman treatment. As I've said before, I lack the Altman gene, and I feel as if I've just thrown away another two hours of my life I'll never get back. I'm going to get my hands on a copy of the play, and if the subject interests you I'd recommend skipping the movie and go directly to the book.
Cristbal S (ag) wrote: Not a disaster, but I wouldn't say it's good enough to be recommended, it has some funny moments, but falls into all the romantic-comedies clichs along with dumb Adam Sandler humor.