MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 15,515 this week

A Menina do Lado (1987)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 94 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Middle-aged married journalist goes to the beach resort of Búzios, in Brazil, to write a book. Gradually, he falls in love with his neighbor's daughter, a beautiful teenager much younger than he, ignoring the social implications.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 99 titles
created 14 Aug 2011
 
a list of 11 titles
created 05 Dec 2012
 
a list of 1403 titles
created 21 Oct 2013
 
a list of 394 titles
created 19 Feb 2014
 
a list of 1723 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "A Menina do Lado" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Menina do Lado (1987)

A Menina do Lado (1987) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Menina do Lado.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sade (2000)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A man prepares himself to be transferred to a detention center and rest home where he will relive one more time the highlights of his youth.

Director: Benoît Jacquot
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Marianne Denicourt, Jeanne Balibar
Emilienne (1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A female artist is having an affair with a married man. He won't leave his wife, so she decides to meet her. However, she ends up liking and seducing the introvert wife, so they enter a ménage à trois. The wife explores her lesbian side.

Director: Guy Casaril
Stars: Betty Mars, Pierre Oudrey, Nathalie Guérin
Bilitis (1977)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A coming of age story centering on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation.

Director: David Hamilton
Stars: Patti D'Arbanville, Mona Kristensen, Bernard Giraudeau
Lucio Flavio (1977)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

History of a famous Brazilian bandit of the early seventies.

Director: Hector Babenco
Stars: Reginaldo Faria, Ana Maria Magalhães, Milton Gonçalves
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Hillbilly has one single dream in life: eat beef. He finds a little maid who's anxious to marry, and promises him: in their wedding party, his father would kill an ox.

Director: André Klotzel
Stars: Dionísio Azevedo, Adilson Barros, Chiquinho Brandão
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Ody Fraga
Stars: Marlene Silva, Marlene França, Hélio Porto
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Reginaldo Faria ...
Mauro
Flávia Monteiro ...
Alice
Débora Duarte
Sérgio Mamberti ...
Paulo Maurício
Adriano Reys
John Herbert
Tânia Scher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helena Arras
Vanessa Jardim
Lídia Mattos
Roney Villela
Edit

Storyline

Middle-aged married journalist goes to the beach resort of Búzios, in Brazil, to write a book. Gradually, he falls in love with his neighbor's daughter, a beautiful teenager much younger than he, ignoring the social implications.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 January 1990 (East Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Das Mädchen von nebenan  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Flávia Monteiro. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

For better or worse
24 February 2014 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

For better or worse, this is an 80's Brazilian version of "Lolita" that does cast an actual "Lolita" in it. The story (I think--my Portugese is even more questionable than the content of this movie)is about a married journalist who falls for a 15-year-old nymphet living next door with her goofy aunt and uncle. While this is a very common story, the actress involved in these kind of movies is usually a few years older than her character, but I don't believe this particular actress was at the time. Still, this movie is a long way from porno, or even a Brazilian "pornochachada" (a 80's softcore sex genre that I've become a big fan of). It's more of a straight drama--although, for better or worse, it is a little more liberal than a film of its kind would be in the US.

I don't want to drool over the girl in this like some kind of pervert (and I genuinely would have preferred an older actress), but it's just an honest fact that heterosexual males of all ages would feel SOME attraction to a girl like this, even if most wouldn't cross the line as the main character here does. So I think moral indignation would be pretty disingenuous, and this movie is really not deserving of it anyway. More shocking than any of the sexual content actually is the casual teen smoking and an abortion clinic scene. Surprisingly, they actually still show this movie on cable TV in Brazil these days. I watched it and I squirmed a little as an uptight Protestant, but it didn't send me down to the local high school frothing at the mouth either.. .


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Menina do Lado (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?