De Tal Pedro, Tal Astilla (1987)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Cuba   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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This antic romantic comedy is as remarkable for what it is, as for what it isn't. A Cuban production, remarkably enough, it appears to be designed solely to entertain and carries no burdensome social messages. In the story, two men, the owners of neighboring rancheros, grew up as friends but have become serious rivals in every way. However, when one of the men's sons falls in love with the other man's daughter, and conversely one of the men's cowhands falls for a rivals daughter, all sorts of complications arise. If the plot seems familiar, it's because it was lifted straight from Shakespeare's comedies, which the filmmakers acknowledge in their opening credits.