My Uncle Rafael

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My Uncle Rafael
Uncle rafael.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMarc Fusco
Produced byAnahid Avanesian
Michael Garrity
Vahik Pirhamzei
Randy Simon
Todd Slater
Screenplay byScott Yagemann
Vahik Pirhamzei
Based onRafael Keroo Gandzere
by Vahik Pirhamzei
StarringJohn Michael Higgins
Missi Pyle
Vahik Pirhamzei
Music byJoey Newman
Christopher Westlake
CinematographyKeith Holland
Edited byMarc Fusco
World Entertainment Connections
Richmond Media Entertainment
The Nickel Palace
Distributed byRocky Mountain Pictures
Slater Brothers Entertainment
Release date
21 September 2012
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$1.3 million
Box office$210,156

My Uncle Rafael is a 2012 film directed by Marc Fusco. The screenplay was written by Scott Yagemann and Vahik Pirhamzei, based on Pirhamzei's play Rafael Keroo Gandzere.

Plot summary[edit]

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.


Critical reception[edit]

Aggregate reviewer website Metacritic gave the film a 36 out of 100 based on 5 reviews, indicating "generally unfavorable" reviews.[1]

Gary Goldstein of The Los Angeles Times:

Nick Schager of The Village Voice:


  1. ^ "Critic Reviews for My Uncle Rafael". Metacritic. 2012-09-21. Retrieved 2012-10-18.
  2. ^ Goldstein, Gary (2012-09-20). "Review: Cultures collide in 'My Uncle Rafael'". Retrieved 2012-10-17.
  3. ^ "Film review for My Uncle Rafael". The Village Voice. 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2012-10-18.

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