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Possible Loves (2001)

Amores Possíveis (original title)
Fifteen year ago, Carlos went to the cinema to meet Júlia, his university colleague with whom he was in love. She never showed up. Carlos was left waiting in the lobby alone. While he waits... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Carolina Ferraz ...
Emílio de Mello ...
Beth Goulart ...
Irene Ravache ...
Carlos' Mother
Alberto Szafran ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christine Fernandes ...
Meeting agency's secretary
Silvia Helena ...
Luiza Mariani ...
Dandara (as Luíza Mariani)
Drica Moraes ...
Marcela Moura ...
Sílvio Pozzato ...
Garçom (as Silvio Posato)
Bemvindo Sequeira ...
Luciana Valério


Fifteen year ago, Carlos went to the cinema to meet Júlia, his university colleague with whom he was in love. She never showed up. Carlos was left waiting in the lobby alone. While he waits, something happens which will change his life. A scene, an encounter, an unfinished sentence... Something insignificant, but which will determine the character's life. Fifteen years later, we follow three completely different versions of Carlos's life. In one, he is a man divided between the stability of a secure life in a lukewarm marriage, and the growing desire to live a great love affair. In the second, he is homosexual and places passion above all else. In the third possible life, Carlos is a man who hasn't yet discovered love, and lives through successive disastrous relationships in search of the perfect woman. One of them is his real life. Another is not his life. And a third is the life he'd like to lead. Which is his true life ? Written by luiza do brasil

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Release Date:

30 March 2001 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Amores posibles  »

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Carlos' Mother: It's because you always find something wrong with everyone of your girlfriends.
Carlos: They all had problems!
Carlos' Mother: What is wrong with Marta?
Carlos: Talked too much!
Carlos' Mother: And Renata?
Carlos: Talked too little!
Carlos' Mother: And Verinha?
Carlos: She was agitated, couldn't keep still...
Carlos' Mother: And Laís?
Carlos: Laís was weird. She liked iranian movies!
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References Up at the Villa (2000) See more »


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Good film, great characters
9 May 2006 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

The "what if?" technique of three alternate life lines that 'Amores Possiveis' employs makes for a very interesting story if not a classic feature. The film's well-directed and well-acted definitely but its true strength lies in the script.

The different versions of each of the players are especially well characterised. Carolina Ferraz is absolutely amazing in portraying the different places that the character of Julia finds herself in and making them believable, Emílio de Melo makes each Pedro amusing in different ways while keeping the same subtly sentimental core.

Most importantly however, though principal actor, Murilo Benício doesn't seem to be the most astonishing of actors, he has an amazing and amazingly written character, in Carlos, whose portrayal he absolutely owns. And so 'Amores Possiveis' ends up being a more than decent film -great in bits, a tad trite perhaps in others- but an absolutely excruciating portrayal of the many ways that one single man can be a cowardly, childish asshole and how there may still be those slight possibilities that he can escape his own shortcomings.

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