Sunday, June 25, 2006

Queens / Reinas

In the summer of 2005, Spain became the third nation on earth to legalize same-sex marriage. To celebrate, a mass wedding was held in Madrid. Queens is a comedy focusing on four fictional couples and their parents. Unfortunately, I found the mothers far more annoying than amusing, which considerably dampened my enthusiasm for the film. Overall, I would say that the film works too hard at being funny, and succeeds too little. Amusing, but disappointing.

Queens (Reinas), dir. Manuel Gómez Pereira, 2005 Spain, 107 min., in Spanish with English subtitles

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