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Passionada (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Drama | 16 June 2002 (USA)
Passionada is a romantic comedy about a Portuguese widow whose husband, a fisherman, died at sea. The widow's naive teenage daughter wants to be a professional gambler and she convinces her... See full summary »

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Lois Vargas
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Angelica Amonte
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Gianni Martinez
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Frankie the Pit Boss
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Father Emmanuel
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Roberto
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Joseph Amonte
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Passionada is a romantic comedy about a Portuguese widow whose husband, a fisherman, died at sea. The widow's naive teenage daughter wants to be a professional gambler and she convinces her mother to date a British man who's new in town. The widow falls for the Brit, a professional gambler who pretends to be in the fishing business. Written by Anonymous

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Vicky wants what's best for her mother. Charlie's close enough. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and a conversation about drugs | See all certifications »
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Opening Weekend:

$123,568 (USA) (15 August 2003)

Gross:

$536,906 (USA) (26 September 2003)
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The first feature film to be filmed on location in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 45 years. See more »

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Charlie: So, tell me about your mum. Uh, what kind of person does she normally go out with?
Vicky: No one.
Charlie: ...Good. Uh, what does she like? What is she comfortable with?
Vicky: Fish. We're fish people. We come from generations of fish people. She's comfortable with fish.
Charlie: All right, yeah. I can work with that.
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Strong Cast, Weak Storyline
28 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

The only reason i watched Passionada at first was because it had one of my favorite actors, Jason Isaacs. Honestly, i was a bit bored at the beginning, but midway through i was entranced. All the actors gave amazing performances, my favorite being that of the rebellious daughter, played by Emmy Rossum. She really is talented, and even her minor performances blow me away. Sofia Milos was truly beautiful and had a perfect performance. Her grandmother added humor and charisma. Finally, Jason Isaacs gave another great performance in the first movie i have seen where he wasn't a villain or a drag queen. He really shows his range in this film. Although the plot could definitely use some help, the cast is what kept this movie going. I guess it has everything, romance, comedy, and drama, as well as beautiful songs sung by Milos's character. The cast is the main reason why i watched the movie all the way through.


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