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Queens (2006)

Marisa Paredes , Carmen Maura , Manuel Gómez Pereira  |  R |  DVD
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  • Actors: Marisa Paredes, Carmen Maura, Verónica Forqué, Mercedes Sampietro, Betiana Blum
  • Directors: Manuel Gómez Pereira
  • Writers: Manuel Gómez Pereira, Joaquín Oristrell, Yolanda García Serrano
  • Producers: José Luis Escolar
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Liberation Ent
  • DVD Release Date: December 5, 2006
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000IY04SG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,269 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Queens" on IMDb

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A whimsical, contemporary ensemble comedy that stars five of Spain's most celebrated and beloved actresses as strong willed mothers learning to cope with the family conflicts surrounding the marriages of their sons during Spain's first ever en masse gay wedding. Hilarious high jinx and mayhem unfold as the mothers learn to deal with their own prejuidices, history and desires. With the "I do's" pending, will the hearts of the Queen mothers find the strength and love to give their sons away on their special day?

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Queens (Reinas) (2005) July 5, 2010
By Elisa
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The movie obviously plays with the word "queens". Queens are the grooms who are planning their collective marriage soon after Spain recognition of their right; truth be told no one of them is a real "queen", maybe only Miguel, the son of wealthy hotel chain owner, Carmen Maura, who has problem to be in synthony with his future husband's mother and also her dog. His lover is fitness trainer Oscar who is all but not flamboyant. Then there is lawyer Hugo and his politician future husband Narciso. Where Hugo is still fighting his homosexuality, Narciso is all for being out and proud... but there will be some cheating around from both side that will put in danger their future marriage. And finally there are sweet lovers Jonas and Rafa, two former teenager fiancees that, despite social status difference and the issue between their respective parents, fought against everyone and everything to finally be able to claim their love.

BTW the second meaning of the word "queens" refers to all the great female actresses who play the role of the mothers.

The movie is a classical example of modern Spanish cinema, a choral movie full of situation and great actors, with a funny mood that never let go down the smile.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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'Reinas' features three significant muses of Pedro Almodóvar - Verónica Forqué, Carmen Maura and Marisa Paredes. The backstory is that director / collaborating writer Manuel Gómez Pereira wanted to feature four Almodóvarian staples, targeting Victoria Abril as his fourth (which would have been a real coup). Instead, the fourth role went to Mercedes Sampietro, not as well known to US audiences but a regal presence in Spanish television. The fifth Queen is Betiana Blum, an Argentinian whose high-energy presence is perfect for this often-screwball comedy.

Reinas is all about these ladies. That their gay sons are getting married seems hardly the point to Gómez Pereira - those young actors are just part of the woodwork, staying mostly to the sidelines as these ladies chew through the scenery.

There are two standouts on the male side though: Lluís Homar - who US audiences know as the tempted priest in Bad Education - is a Catalan ringer for Kelsey Grammer (he's Paredes' gardener/wanna-be paramour); and it's a delight to see the wonderful Cuban actor Jorge Perugorría (he's hotel owner Maura's chef/dish on the side). [You want to see great acting? Check out Perugorría in Strawberry & Chocolate and then in Guantanamera.]

The movie itself is like an homage to Almodóvar (Paredes' character even references him directly), but in look and feel I think it's closer to the nice little movie KM.0 (Kilometer Zero. Original Spanish Version w/ English Subtitles). Both feature impossible contrivances that don't get carried off as well as Almodóvar does it, but they're enjoyable nevertheless.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Madcap race to the first gay wedding in Spain April 10, 2013
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Basically a situation comedy, this tale of a group of gay men who are all getting married on the day of legalization of gay marriage in Spain is elevated by the sometimes outrageous and always funny assortment of mothers of the grooms. Featuring some of Spain's best actresses, is heartwarming and often hilarious.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Queens Developing April 3, 2013
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Here is a story that seems very superficial and unreal. The director has produced a film that is very life-like by interweaving three stories into one very interesting yet very informative film. To say the very least, this is a comedy, but one that has a very interesting underlying message. Believe it or not, there was an actual mass marring of Gays in Spain, just before this film was made. For those who have a working knowledge of Spanish, it will be even more enjoyable, even with the English subscript. CULTURAL PREJUDICES ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO CHANGE, BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE! NJMJr.
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5.0 out of 5 stars QUEENS - COUNT THEM FIVE! GREAT PERFORMANCES March 24, 2013
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Introduced to this film at Here! TV. Can't get enough of it. It's one of the best comedies in my collection. Those mothers and their shennigans, delightful. One of them also stars in Amandolvar's Law of Desire. The sons in this film are really great - each so indiviually defined. Beautiful story. Prepare to laugh! Another character is the homophobic father (gardener) also in an Almandovar film - Bad Education. You will love it! (Spanish with English subtitles)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and sweet August 16, 2012
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One great effort at depicting not only a gay man's mother's behaviour in a latin country but also the effects of money and a class system in gay life. Very entertaining.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Silly but entertaining. August 23, 2011
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I would typically give this type of silly movie three stars but among the cast are two of my favorite actors Carmen Maura and Marisa Paredes. Their performances are always wonderful, hence my reason for purchasing this movie.

It is a progressive movie about mothers who are supportive of their gay sons who are taking advantage of the new marriage laws for gays in Spain. It covers the lives of several gay couples (and their parents) and the problems they face such as social, economic conflict of families united through wedlock, the shock and adjustments for parents of gay sons who are trying to adjust and accept their gay sons as they are, sexual deviant behavior is thrown in the mix and all is quite humorous and silly.

It is a mixture of light, silly humor intermingled with the progressive changes for gay rights which can be a delicate topic for people. It's not a terribly moving or thought provoking movie but it was enjoyable nonetheless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very funny and entertaining!
it is a make you laugh movie with a touch of sweet emotions and nice story! the movie brings out the reality about our lives and all the craziness that goes with it! Read more
Published 3 months ago by jadga
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun!
I always wonder, why the Spanish have such a knack for comedy.One seldom comes across with gay-themed movies of such good caliber. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Olof Sander
4.0 out of 5 stars funny movie
Great movie, foreign film, funny, topics touch gay life , young men getting married and their relationships with their family members
Published 10 months ago by EmerioJoel
5.0 out of 5 stars Mejor, que he pensado!
I saw this at my local video (video...oooh, I'm I dating myself?), and was really tired. It was Friday night, didn't want to go out, and too tired for to be outraged by another... Read more
Published on September 12, 2009 by J. R. Aldana
4.0 out of 5 stars fue muy divertida
What can I say? This movie was fun, fun, fun. Smart and witty in places, too. Those looking for something serious or more "true to life" are missing the point entirely. Read more
Published on May 29, 2009 by astrorev
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun for old ladies and queer men
This always cheers me up when I'm down in the dumps. Nobody I've ever shown it to didn't like it. Good therapy!
Published on February 14, 2009 by NM Quirky
5.0 out of 5 stars amazon service
I am always happy with my Amazon purchases. I'm sure they CAN at time make an error but 99.99 % they get it right. Read more
Published on July 15, 2008 by Art Schultz
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