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Woman on Top (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  22 September 2000 (USA)
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Brazilian chef Isabella Oliveira moves to San Francisco when her husband, frustrated by her motion sickness, cheats on her.

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Isabella Oliveira (as Penelope Cruz)
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Monica Jones (as Harold Perrineau Jr.)
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Cliff Lloyd
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Alex Reeves (as John De Lancie)
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TV Director
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Claudia Hunter
Analu De Castro ...
Little Isabella - Age 2
Thais De Sá Curvelo ...
Little Isabella - Age 5
Eliana Guttman ...
Isabella's Mother
Eduardo Mattedi ...
Isabella's Father
Ana Paula Oliveira ...
Cook
Marilice Santos ...
Sexy Neighbor
Giba Conceição ...
Troubadour #1
Joaquim Pinto ...
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Storyline

Isabella is a great cook, making her husband's restaurant in Bahia, Brazil, a success. To control her motion sickness, she must do the driving and be on top during sex, which drives her macho husband, Toninho, to infidelities. Heart-broken, she leaves for San Francisco, moving in with her childhood friend, Monica, a cross-dresser. To mend her heart, she makes an offering to Yemanja, the goddess of the sea. The goddess responds: Isabella no longer loves and the fish in Bahia no longer bite. Stricken, Toninho heads north to get her back; he finds her hosting a popular TV show, Passion Food, courted by its producer. Can he learn humility? Can she find happiness without him? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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22 September 2000 (USA)  »

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Las mujeres arriba  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,008,191 (USA) (22 September 2000)

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ESP 156,820,319 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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All interiors for the San Francisco scenes were shot in soundstages in Brazil. See more »

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The left shoulder of Isabella's red dress outside the TV studio. See more »

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Monica Jones: Melons are like boyfriends. Shall I tell you why? To get a single good one you must one hundred try.
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Written by Candido Indio das Neves
Performed by Paulinho Mosca (as Paulinho Moska)
Produced by Paulo Albuquerque
Paulinho Mosca (as Palinho Moska) appears courtesy of EMI Music Ltda.
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Uninvolving, unbelievable twaddle featuring a very beautiful woman.
17 October 2000 | by (LA, CA.) – See all my reviews

Low rent pseudo passion and magic, without a trace of real emotion. Visuals are below par, except for the gorgeous Ms. Cruz. Too bad she lent herself to such self-conscious arty shallowness. Otherwise I really liked it.


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