The Perez Family

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Old and new loves are turned upside down through a complex case of mistaken identities in this romantic comedy-drama. In 1980, Juan Raul Perez (Alfred Molina) is released from a Cuban prison after spending 20 years behind bars and is allowed to join a mass emigration to the U.S. While Juan was incarcerated, his wife Carmela Perez (Anjelica Huston) escaped to Florida with their daughter, and Juan lives for the day when they can be reunited. En route to Miami, Juan meets Dottie Perez (Marisa Tomei), a fiery young ...
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Old and new loves are turned upside down through a complex case of mistaken identities in this romantic comedy-drama. In 1980, Juan Raul Perez (Alfred Molina) is released from a Cuban prison after spending 20 years behind bars and is allowed to join a mass emigration to the U.S. While Juan was incarcerated, his wife Carmela Perez (Anjelica Huston) escaped to Florida with their daughter, and Juan lives for the day when they can be reunited. En route to Miami, Juan meets Dottie Perez (Marisa Tomei), a fiery young woman who wants to leave behind her career as a prostitute. Juan and Carmela miss finding each other when his boat reaches Miami, and immigration personnel mistakenly assume that Juan and Dottie Perez are husband and wife; when they learn that families tend to find American sponsors much faster than individuals, they play along with the mistake, even convincing other Perezes to pose as their child and grandfather. Juan discovers that trying to renew an old relationship isn't easy as one tries to start a new life, especially since Carmela has attracted the attentions of police lieutenant John Pirelli (Chazz Palminteri). Cuban jazz legend Arturo Sandoval contributed to the soundtrack.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer; English: Stereo Surround; Spanish: Stereo Surround; English, French, Spanish & Portuguese language subtitles
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Although its heart is in the right place, this comic drama from director Mira Nair proves, at best, an uneven pleasure. Marisa Tomei overplays, Anjelica Huston underplays, and Alfred Molina is left to carry the picture with his grave eyes and Job-like perseverance. One could pause to reflect that none of these actors is actually Cuban, but a bigger problem is the wildly fluctuating tone. From broad comedy to grown-up restraint to overwrought melodrama, the picture shifts gears so often that the audience may get lost. That said, Robin Swicord's script touches on some powerful ideas about the tension between sustained longing for the past and renewed hope for the future. It also explores the experience of modern immigrants with complementary humor and insight. Rather than dragging such themes kicking and screaming to the top of her agenda, Nair allows them to speak quietly and eloquently for themselves. Along the way, she provides plenty of the lushly beautiful images for which she's known. Neither flawless nor execrable, The Perez Family is simply watchable. But it's perhaps best viewed as a rough draft of Monsoon Wedding, the director's similarly themed 2001 masterpiece.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2003
  • UPC: 027616884497
  • Original Release: 1995
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  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
  • Language: English, Español
  • Time: 1:53:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marisa Tomei Dottie Perez
Alfred Molina Juan Raul Perez
Anjelica Huston Carmela Perez
Chazz Palminteri Lt. John Pirelli
Trini Alvarado Teresa Perez
Celia Cruz Luz Pat
Melissa Anne Acosta Isabel
Magaly Aguelo Angel's Secretary
Ana Carballosa Woman of Many Faces
Sarita Choudhury Josette
Ranjit Chowdhry Ranjit, Indian Immigration Official
Ellen Cleghorne Officer Rhoades
Antoni Corone Security
Antoni Coroner Security
Paloma Delaijrentil Transvestite on Boat
Robert Escobar Rivera
Roberto Escobar Rivera
Bernard Fouquet Customer
Vincent Gallo Orlando
Angeles Gonzalez Guajiro Drummer
Oscar Gonzalez Old Guajiro
Mel Gorham Vilma/Raquel
Billy Hopkins Father Aiden
Sandor Juan Vendor
Gustavo Laborde Cuban Official
Angela Lanza Flavia
Salvadore Levy Customer #2
Marc Macaulay Male Volunteer
Marc Macauley Male Volunteer
Max Maxwell Gate Guard
Mira Nair Woman Buying Flowers
José Felipe Padron Felipe Perez
Lazaro Perez Armando "Papi" Perez
Ruben Rabasa Father Martinez
Melissa Ramone Young Carmela
Jorge Luis Ramone Cuban Prison Guard
Luis Raul News Photographer
Glenda Diaz Rigau Giovanna
Bill Sage Steve Steverino
William Sage Steve Steverino
Florencio Santana Old Guajiro
Luis Torres Guajiro Drummer #1
Diego Wallraff Angel Diaz
Technical Credits
Mira Nair Director
Kerry Barden Casting
Jellybean Benitez Songwriter, Musical Direction/Supervision
Jose Maria Calleja Casting
Jay Cannistraci Makeup
Ana Carballosa Consultant/advisor
Stephanie Carroll Set Decoration/Design
Julia Chasman Executive Producer
Hallie D'Amore Makeup
Michael Delgado Set Decoration/Design
Stuart Dryburgh Cinematographer
Eduardo Castro Costumes/Costume Designer
Laura Ekstrand Casting
Robert L. Estrin Editor
Mark Friedberg Production Designer
Ken Hardy Art Director
Billy Hopkins Casting
Ellen Jacoby Casting
Elyse Katz Production Manager
Henri Lopez Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Miller Camera Operator
Michael J. Moore Asst. Director
Michael Nozik Producer
Lydia Dean Pilcher Producer
Zbigniew Preisner Score Composer
Nannette Rosa-Collazo Production Manager
Arturo Sandoval Score Composer
Jennifer Low Sauer Casting
Alan Silvestri Score Composer, Makeup
Suzanne Smith Casting
Dinaz Stafford Casting
Robin Swicord Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Basti Van Der Woude Asst. Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Main Title [2:13]
2. Death, Love & Elvis [6:45]
3. "Florida..." [3:17]
4. Juan Perez and Wife [2:46]
5. Bad News for Carmela [2:29]
6. The Marriage Suggestion [3:08]
7. Uncle Angel and His Gun [5:07]
8. Juan Won't Be Coming [4:08]
9. "John Wayne Is Dead" [4:58]
10. Felipe "El Lobo" Perez [5:24]
11. U.S. Freedom Hero [3:59]
12. Rose in Hand & Barefoot [4:51]
13. General Perez, the Third [5:29]
14. Swapping Life Stories [3:21]
15. "Never So Free" or Crazy [10:20]
16. Perez Family Business [4:37]
17. In-Law Impersonator [10:16]
18. Everywhere at All Times [1:40]
19. The Prodigal Son's Death [5:00]
20. Hell on Earth Is... [2:34]
21. "Will You Give Him Up?" [3:56]
22. A Reunion Spectacle [6:53]
23. The End of Dreaming [5:14]
24. End Credits [4:36]
Side #2 -- Standard
1. Main Title [2:13]
2. Death, Love & Elvis [6:45]
3. "Florida..." [3:17]
4. Juan Perez and Wife [2:46]
5. Bad News for Carmela [2:29]
6. The Marriage Suggestion [3:08]
7. Uncle Angel and His Gun [5:07]
8. Juan Won't Be Coming [4:08]
9. "John Wayne Is Dead" [4:58]
10. Felipe "El Lobo" Perez [5:24]
11. U.S. Freedom Hero [3:59]
12. Rose in Hand & Barefoot [4:51]
13. General Perez, the Third [5:29]
14. Swapping Life Stories [3:21]
15. "Never So Free" or Crazy [10:20]
16. Perez Family Business [4:37]
17. In-Law Impersonator [10:16]
18. Everywhere at All Times [1:40]
19. The Prodigal Son's Death [5:00]
20. Hell on Earth Is... [2:34]
21. "Will You Give Him Up?" [3:56]
22. A Reunion Spectacle [6:53]
23. The End of Dreaming [5:14]
24. End Credits [4:36]
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