Tio Papi

6.11 h 26 min201313+
Wild bachelor Ray Ray Dominguez dreams of nothing more than a carefree life of indulgence in Miami, but his plans are abruptly changed when he becomes the legal guardian of his sister's six children.
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Joey DedioFrankie FaisonKelly McGillis
English [CC]
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Joey DedioBrian HerskowitzJanet CarrusDebbie Margolis-Horwitz
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4.2 out of 5 stars

33 global ratings

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FNReviewed in the United States on June 27, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
I have learned over the years to take RT and IMDB scores with a 'grain of salt'
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100% spoiler-free.

This movie presents a beautiful and heartwarming story about love and family.

A beautiful story of a man who has never wanted kids, whose life is suddenly barged into by 6 kids. You see the transformation this man goes through. You see the fight for love. It was beautiful. The ending was excellent and memorable and made me love the movie so much more and got that 10/10 from me. The story was believable and totally plausible. You will LOVE the ending.

29% on RottenTomatoes.
6.1 on IMDB.
93% of google users liked the movie.
So who is right, RT who gave it a 29% or 93% of the viewers who thumbed up the movie?

This movie was excellent. Forget the critics and forget the haters.
Once again, the critics and IMDB get it wrong.

I give this movie a 10/10. It was that darn good and everyone ought to give it a chance and watch it.

Joey Dedio - I thought he did good as the protagonist. He did good.
Kelly McGillis - she did good as the "villain".
Jerome Preston Bates - really good job as joey's boss.
Fátima Ptacek - did a great job as expected.
Frankie Faison - good job as the superintendent.
Franky G - good job as one of the friends.
David Castro - good work.
Nicolette Pierini - fine work as one of the youngest kid.
Gabriella Fanuele - decent work, but I did not get that "motherly" feel from her unfortunately. I think she hurt the film :/.

Conclusion: once again, the critics from RT and the users on IMDB get it wrong. This is a beautiful and heartwarming story about love and family. A clear 10/10 after the ending. I cannot believe this movie does not even have a wikipedia page. Would love to watch a sequel.

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TulliaReviewed in the United States on July 3, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Feel-Good Movie
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This was a feel-good movie about a single man, Ray Ray, who was left with the care of his sister's six children after their parents were killed in a car accident.

The children had to come to live in his small apartment in Brooklyn because their house was going into foreclosure. At first, chaos ensued. The children were not being properly cared for. However, Tio Papi, as the children came to call Ray Ray, eventually properly cared for the children and fixed his apartment. Child Services, however, stepped in and took the two youngest from Tio Papi when the youngest child ran off. Ray came to dearly love each child. Ray hired an attorney to fight for his right to keep all six children.

Ray is well played by Joey Dedio. The supporting cast, especially the children, is exellent.
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Frank E. DisalleReviewed in the United States on July 24, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Family Movie in Washington Heights? Yep, and it's a good one !
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Very rarely does a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" type movie take place in Washington Heights, a predominantly Dominican neighborhood. But this one does, and it stays true to form, and true to the neighborhood. I won't give away any of the all - too - familiar plot, with its slightly unusual, but not surprising ending. Frankie Faison, and Elizabeth Rodriguez, currently starring in "Orange Is The New Black," provide the only familiar faces, although Kelly McGillis is in it, but she is hard to recognize more than 25 years away from starring in "Top Gun" and "The Accused"...
Very quickly, the story is; wild uncle ends up with his sister's children. He has difficulties, they have difficulties, but then they start to love each other. Then, you - know - what happens, but don't worry, because then you-know - what happens.
The neighborhood is real, the people are real. In the end, it's a great "Hallmark Hall of Fame" type movie. You did say you like those, right?
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GraceReviewed in the United States on April 30, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
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Wonderful family movie with a predictable but uplifting ending. A bachelor uncle comes to love the 6 orphaned children of his sister as they become his new family. Humor at times. Completely uncharacteristic role for Kelly McGillis.
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William MelicharReviewed in the United States on September 9, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
An evolution of a person to learn compassion
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The story had it's ups and downs, but was mostly very uplifting. It showed what could be done when you put your mind to it.
TRodReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Heartwarming, funny and entertaining
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I didn't know what to expect but I'm glad I gave it a chance. Yes, it was pretty predictable but it was nice to see how the characters developed for the purpose of staying together. It's worth watching. Enjoy!
Oldies FanReviewed in the United States on October 26, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Nice but...
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Joey Dedio's writing and acting are mediocre. Otherwise cute and simple family fare.
NickyReviewed in the United States on January 14, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
My mascara is running
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I know the storyline and outcome the entire time, but somehow I still ended up shedding a few tears at the end.
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