A family drama heightened by close quarters as the family of the title travels to a wedding in a rather old RV (it looks like it's from the 1950s or 1960s). Why is this important? Because the creaky, rattling, stifling vehicle is a metaphor for the dynamics of the family. They experience multiple mishaps, and a crisis or two, but in the end they persevere together. More or less. No special effects, just human drama.
Loved this movie! Not a fast paced movie but it really made you feel as if you were on a long road trip with family. The actors were so good at their job it made me feel as if they were my own family. Lets not forget the scenery. Great locations to film the landscapes were very nice. Very interesting movie, the director really knew what he was doing. Great at explaining things without going into the boring zone.
A manic South American road movie. Trapero stuffs a lifetime of experiences into a rattling claptrap of a truck/camper. Love. Lust. Jealousy. Rage. The longing for a past that can never return and perhaps never really existed. Discovery. Realization. Acceptance. At the end you want to take the trip back.
This was actually one of my favorites on MUBI so far. I found it be hilarious and at the same time beautiful. The film captures the strong-standing relationship latino families share for one another. The director Pablo Trapero is known for his family orientated work and gorgeous scenes that give justice to the beauty of his nation. The film is a must-see in my opinion.
While the camera work nicely depicted the feeling of a real road trip, and the background music was nice for the atmosphere, that's about where the praises stop. This movie encounters the same problem that most other family-central movies do where it mostly depicts the characters encountering mundane problems and people complaining about either the problems or each other. It makes the film noisy and grating to watch.