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Bossa Nova (2000)

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

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Mary Ann Simpson
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Pedro Paulo
Alexandre Borges ...
Acácio
Débora Bloch ...
Tânia
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Nadine
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Sharon
Rogério Cardoso ...
Vermont
Serjão Loroza ...
Gordo (as Sérgio Loroza)
Flávio São Thiago ...
Peçanha
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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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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:

$22,442 (USA) (30 April 2000)

Gross:

$1,816,792 (USA) (1 October 2000)
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2.35 : 1
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One Note Samba
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim (as Tom Jobim)
Performed by Eumir Deodato
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A gem of a movie for those of us of a certain age
15 March 2003 | by (Westchester County, NY) – See all my reviews

I've had this video in my armoire for many months and finally got around to watching it last night. What a complete delight it was! Quirky, interesting, sweet-natured. As a middle-aged single I particularly enjoyed the romantic plot strand involving two people of my vintage. Amy Irving is incandescent as always. This movie has a wonderfully European (okay, Brazilian) feel and sensibility. Not the usual canned Hollywood fare.


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