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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 overview, first billed only:
Mary Ann Simpson
Pedro Paulo
Alexandre Borges ...
Débora Bloch ...
Rogério Cardoso ...
Serjão Loroza ...
Gordo (as Sérgio Loroza)
Flávio São Thiago ...
Pedro Cardoso ...
Kazuo Matsui ...
Cássia Linhares ...
Kate Lyra ...
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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 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".


Comedy | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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





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Release Date:

26 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bossa Nova et vice versa  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,442, 30 April 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,816,792, 1 October 2000
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Sweet and funny: just like Brazilian people!
5 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

For the first time, people around the world will be able to see Brazil from a different point of view on the movies: no misery, no poverty, no masked thieves... And for the first time the movies are showing some of the Brazilian bright side. There is also some kind of magic the director got on the screen which made possible for us to notice the kind of relationship established between the American and the Brazilian people and culture. Besides, it is full of sense of humor and wonderful actors. It is really worth it... And I really left the movies very proud!

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