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Girl from Rio (2001)
"Chica de Río" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  13 July 2001 (Spain)
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Discovering your wife is sleeping with your boss can make a man do strange things. For a Samba-obsessed London clerk, robbing a bank and boarding the first flight to Rio are just the beginning.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Vanessa Nunes ...
Orlinda
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Paulo
Patrick Barlow ...
Strothers
Lia Williams ...
Cathy
Nelson Xavier ...
Bichero
Hugh Lloyd ...
Albert
John Junkin ...
Mr. Bigelow
Julio Levy ...
Copacabana Concierge (as Julio Levi)
Paul Jerricho ...
Inspector
Kacey Ainsworth ...
Sales Assistant
Glynis Brooks ...
Mrs. Grace
Arthur Cox ...
Bank Customer
Ann Morrish ...
Bank Customer
Paul Mari ...
Larry
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Raymond is a bank clerk that dream on Rio de Janeiro and the beautiful and exotic samba dancer Orlinda. He has a secret class of samba at night, where he teaches the rhythm and how to dance samba to British persons. One day, he finds that his wife is cheating him with his boss and he decides to rob the bank and go to Rio de Janeiro to meet his passion. In the arrival, he meets the cab driver Paulo, an authentic 'malandro carioca' (smart guy born in Rio) and he crosses the way of the powerful 'bicheiro' (owner of an illegal and popular Brazilian lottery, called 'jogo de bicho' - translating, would be animal lottery), getting into trouble. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Have you ever dreamt of escaping to a land where the sun, sea sand and most of all Samba dancing is in everyone's prime lifestyle? Raymond has! See more »

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A Garota do Rio  »

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Girl From Rio... and not A British Samba????
18 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Literally a rating for a good story and it is true that Hugh Laurie's Raymond carried the movie. Without his talent and comedic additives this movie wouldn't have a cat's chance in hell of success.

The ending is brilliant and unpredictable. The English dialog amongst the non-English characters is ridiculous and typically bad. Last and least, I'll be happy never to see Santiago Segura in anything else ever again. He's fat, sloppy, ugly and how he ever landed a roll in any film (other than snuff) is beyond me.

The title makes no sense only because the movie has little to do with the girl... who happens to be from Rio. As my summary suggests something as corny as A British Samba would have actually worked considering what the movie is about.

This was actually a great "bad" movie. Definitely my style.


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