The Perez Family

The Perez Family

Facts and Figures

Run time: 113 mins

In Theaters: Friday 12th May 1995

Distributed by: Hallmark Entertainment

Production compaines: Samuel Goldwyn Company, The

Reviews 1.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 63%
Fresh: 10 Rotten: 6

IMDB: 6.1 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Dorita Evita Perez, as Juan Raul Perez, as Carmela Perez, as Lt. John Pirelli, as Teresa Perez

The Perez Family Review

How can you have a Perez family without Rosie? Put aside the fact that Tomei and Huston are decidedly not Cuban, I had to read a plot summary to find out this was supposed to be a comedy. Oh really, now? This story, adapted from a novel, picks up the fragments of at least four Perezes, Cuban refugees who find themselves inventing a "family" to better gain political asylum. The plot centers around Molina's search for long-list (real) wife Huston, only he falls in love with slut Tomei, while Huston falls for cop Palminteri. Poor Trini Alvarado is wasted as Huston's wide-eyed sidekick. Everyone else is wasted on a hopelessly dull story which positively puts you to sleep.