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Bossa Nova (2000)

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Rio lawyer Pedro Paulo is recently separated from his travel agent wife Tania. His office has taken on an energetic new intern, Sharon. Pedro Paulo is working on a divorce case - his own ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mary Ann Simpson
Antônio Fagundes ...
Pedro Paulo
Alexandre Borges ...
Acácio
Débora Bloch ...
Tânia
Drica Moraes ...
Nadine
Giovanna Antonelli ...
Sharon
Rogério Cardoso ...
Vermont
Serjão Loroza ...
Gordo (as Sérgio Loroza)
Flávio São Thiago ...
Peçanha
Alberto de Mendoza ...
Juan
Pedro Cardoso ...
Roberto
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Trevor
Kazuo Matsui ...
Wan-Kim-Lau
Cássia Linhares ...
Reporter
Kate Lyra ...
English School Receptionist
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Storyline

Rio lawyer Pedro Paulo is recently separated from his travel agent wife Tania. His office has taken on an energetic new intern, Sharon. Pedro Paulo is working on a divorce case - his own father's... Mary Ann is an English language teacher living in Rio. Her friend Nadine has been having an Internet romance with Gary, a SoHo artist. Nadine decides to visit Gary in New York; she books her flight through Tania... Soccer star Acacio is going to play for a team in England. He has been taking private lessons with Mary Ann. Is he reading too much into the word "private"? Pedro Paulo catches a glimpse of Mary Ann and decides he should study English again... Acacio needs some legal help with his new contract. He goes to Pedro Paulo's office, but the only one in is Sharon... Written by David Carless

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The difference between "amor" and "love".

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

31 March 2000 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Bossa Nova et vice versa  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$22,442 (USA) (28 April 2000)

Gross:

ESP 3,627,300 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Ahhhh! Two tickets to Rio, please.
5 October 2000 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Bossa Nova" is a fun and light hearted film about the romantic involvements of an ensemble of diverse but interconnected characters including one relationship hatched over the Internet. This charming little film features plenty of samabas, postcard panoramas of the Copacabana, and a 90 minute story which moves along quickly and will leave a smile on your face.


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