In Family I Trust (Gente que viene y bah) comes from Spain. It’s a classic, true to the genre, romantic comedy. It’s currently streaming on Netflix.
The film begins with lovely upbeat music and stays lovely and upbeat through the various ups and downs in the plot.
The cast is really an ensemble effort, but the main character is Bea (Clara Lago). She’s a young architect with a successful career ahead of her. Her boss/boyfriend Victor (Fernando Guallar) cheats on her one night.
He doesn’t just cheat on her with just anyone. He cheats on her with a television newswoman named Rebecca Ramos (Marta Belmonte). Their amorous exploits in the back seat of a car are all over the TV the next morning.
Bea slaps Victor in the middle of a meeting, gets fired, and takes her broken heart home to her family for a while.
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Bea’s family is wonderful. I loved them all. Her big sister Irene (Alexandra Jiménez) is the mayor of their small town. Irene’s son Fin (León Martínez) has decided everything is pointless. Bea’s sister Debora (Paula Malia) has a new baby. The baby is the source of a lot of drama for Debora and the family. Bea’s gay brother León (Carlos Cuevas) is ‘fobody’ with the local policeman. I’ll let you learn what a fobody is when you watch the film.
Most interesting of all is Bea’s mother Ángela (Carmen Maura). She can tell what’s wrong with you just by touching you. She can’t cure you, she can only diagnose you.
While she’s home with the family, Bea meets Diego (Álex García). Because he drives a pink car, and because their first meeting is an argument over who gets the last available bottle of beer, you know from the start that these two are destined for each other.
Of course, in a romcom, destiny takes a while, involves lots of twists and turns, and runs a bumpy road toward the happy ending. In Family I Trust (Gente que viene y bah) does not disappoint in that department. This film also contains the coolest children’s treehouse you have ever seen anywhere!
Clara Lago as Bea did a wonderful job. Bea has a serene and perceptive way about her, no matter the situation. Lago was perfect in this role. Patricia Font directed. The film was based on a novel by Laura Norton.
With beautiful scenery, bright and colorful scenes, bouncy music, and a happy ending, the film delivered exactly what you want from a romcom. If that sounds perfect, give this Spanish language flick a try.
Have you seen In Family I Trust (Gente que viene y bah)? What did you think of it?