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Queens (2005)

Reinas (original title)
Five mothers cope with the drama that surrounds their gay sons at a mass wedding.

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Cast

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Nuria
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Magda
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Reyes
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Helena
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Ofelia
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Hugo
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Miguel
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Óscar
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Narciso
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Rafa
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Héctor
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Jacinto
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César
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Néstor
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Storyline

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. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Un mariage, six fils, cinq mères, et un chien... (French) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

8 April 2005 (Spain)  »

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Queens  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$499,844 (Spain) (8 April 2005)

Gross:

$139,439 (USA) (20 October 2006)
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Trivia

Director Manuel Gómez Pereira wanted four former Pedro Almodóvar "muses" in the cast of "Reinas": Carmen Maura, Marisa Paredes, Verónica Forqué, and Victoria Abril. When Victoria Abril declined his offer, he had to settle for just three of them. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, the train is moving from left to right, in the same scene and seat, then it moves from right to left, and seconds later it moves in a right to left direction again. See more »

Quotes

Nuria: I'm always free, even when I'm married.
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Connections

References Ocean's Eleven (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Unchain my Heart
Written by Bobby Sharp (as Robert L Jr Sharp) and Teddy Powell
Performed by Deja Blues
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Great Film with Totally Hilarious, Believable and Fantastic situations!!
28 June 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I must confess that the mixed IMDb reviews were the main reason I actually decided to watch the movie. I was expecting a typical wedding drama, only instead of a hetero-wedding, this would be a gay-wedding. But this movie is much more.

The lives of five mothers and a father whose gay sons are getting married in a mass wedding ceremony, are interconnected and interwoven in totally hilarious, believable and fantastic situations. Like it's name suggests, the true heroines of the day are the mothers "Reinas - the Queens of the ceremony". The women, so totally different from each other, had one bond that would knowingly or unknowingly connect them in so many ways. The dog moving from one person to another, gave the impression of that connection.

The direction was amazing, and the back and forth of the timelines gave it a unique feel. What happened that lead to the other happening that lead to the "now"... it was classic.

The only thing that bothered me was that one unresolved issue, which constituted the final scene. But, I thought it was better to keep the issue unresolved than to acknowledge the destroyed relationships.

It is a truly great film.


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