My Uncle Rafael

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Director:
Marc Fusco
Released:
Unknown
Rating:
PG-13
"A desperate TV producer convinces an old Armenian Uncle to star in a new reality show. Cultures collide when Uncle Rafael is thrown into the Schumacher family household where he has one week to save a broken and dysfunctional American family from falling apart. The only rule--everyone must follow his rules. Based on the famous and award-winning Armenian stage comedy ""Rafael Keri Gandzere,"" creator and actor Vahik Pirhamzei plays multiple roles in the film including Uncle Rafael himself. John Michael Higgins (Couples Retreat, Yes Man), Missi Pyle (Charlie and the Choloclate Factory), Anthony Clark (Yes, Dear), Rachel Blanchard (Clueless), Joe Lo Truglio (Role Models) and several other comedic actors round out the cast."

Metacritic Score

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Gary Goldstein

    It's no great surprise how things end up for this tossed-under-one-roof bunch. How they get there, however, provides a largely fertile playground for the picture's talented comic e...

  • 50

    Slant Magazine

    The Americans are clichéd and vapid, and seeing them get knocked around and told to wake up can be validating if you know people as obnoxious and spoiled as them.

  • 30

    The New York Times

    My Uncle Rafael stumbles over forced plotting and setups and falls prey to its hero's avuncular mushiness.

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