The Cuban


Action / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Fresh74%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright68%
IMDb Rating6.210326

Plot summary

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Top cast

Shohreh Aghdashloo Photo
Shohreh Aghdashloo as Bano Ayoub
Lauren Holly Photo
Lauren Holly as Nurse Baker
Shiva Negar Photo
Shiva Negar as Zahra Karzai
Louis Gossett Jr. Photo
Louis Gossett Jr. as Luis Garcia
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1003.58 MB
English 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 49 min
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2.01 GB
English 5.1
24 fps
1 hr 49 min
P/S 3 / 1

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by myronlearn6 / 10

The Cuban Sandwich

A well meaning, but far-fetched story of a premed student working in a nursing home environment whose residents suffer primarily from dementia and Alzheimer's. She establishes a meaningful connection with one of the residents who initially is deemed hopeless for recovery. She achieves this bond by using his Cuban background (food, music, etc) to reawaken his senses by stimulating his memory. Of course, she meets her fair share of obstacles along the way. The movie is not awful but I wouldn't want to spend money in a theater to see it. The acting is good but the writing is mediocre. I'd recommend it on a rainy or snowy afternoon at home.

Reviewed by nogodnomasters8 / 10

His life is gone

Mina (Ana Golja ) is a pre-med student working at a nursing home where the aunt who raised her is an administrator. She cares for Luis Garcia (Louis Gossett Jr.) who has dementia and stays on calming drugs. When she notices a picture of a musician on his wall, she manages to break through to him with music. He was a famous Cuban musician. The administration does not take kindly to her rogue behavior.

This is a heart warming drama, bitter-sweet at times. The forces in our lives that seek to make things complicated run counter to Mina's desire for simplicity.

Guide; No swearing. 1 love scene. No nudity.

Reviewed by kilrroy10 / 10

Provokes emotions about real issues

For all the NON-TECHNICAL SO-CALLED FILM CRITICS. This movie was excellent. I love emotional attachment movies that provoke real emotions. This tells the reality of thousands of people left to die in a cold non-loving Mental nursing home. The new nurse (MED-STUDENT) makes a real connection with an aging dying man whom she finds out was a famous Cuban Musician. She goes outside the guidelines to bring him some kind of forgotten normalcy from a world he forgot due to dementia and Alzheimer's. Though this she also finds herself as does her aunt whom she lives with. I have been to Mental nursing homes that are cold, un-caring on a personal level and just go through the motions until the patient dies. Is sad and tragic reality. No dignity, and apparently no love form family members who cannot or choose not to care for them anymore. I thought the music was excellent, the acting very good, I could care less about the lighting or film angles, it was the story i enjoyed. Please don't be harsh about this movie. It should be getting better rating. Louis Gossett dies a great job being a Patient. Would you rather live out he end of your life in joyous memories or in a cold un-loving darkness?

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