• The Perez Family (1995)

The Perez Family

Release Date: May 12th, 1995

DVD Release Date: April 1st, 2003

R |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

In the midst of the Mariel boat lift -- a hurried exodus of refugees from Cuba going to America -- an immigration clerk accidentally presumes that dissident Juan Raul Perez (Alfred Molina) and Dorita Evita Perez (Marisa Tomei) are married. United by their last name and a mutual resolve to emigrate, Dorita and Juan agree to play along. But it gets complicated when the two begin falling for each other just as Juan reunites with his wife, Carmela (Anjelica Huston), whom he hasn't seen in decades.

Cast: Marisa Tomei, Alfred Molina, Anjelica Huston, Chazz Palminteri, Trini Alvarado, Celia Cruz, Diego Wallraff, Ellen Cleghorne

Director: Mira Nair

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Distributors: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Keywords: Family, Hilarious, Wife, Marriage, Quest, Daughter, Love triangle, Transformation, Forbidden love, Melodramatic, 1980s