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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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Charles Beck
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Celia Amonte
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Lois Vargas
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Angelica Amonte
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Daniel Vargas
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Gianni Martinez
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Frankie the Pit Boss
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Father Emmanuel
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Anthony
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Roberto
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Joseph Amonte
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Blackjack Dealer
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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 perfume that Vicky uses before entering the casino is labeled "Passionada". See more »

Quotes

Celia Amonte: I just didn't think if you as the sailor type...
Charlie: Oh 'cause you haven't seen my gills.
Celia Amonte: [laughs]
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Nada passion
8 April 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Passionada" is all about Milos as a beautiful Portuguese widow and cabaret singer who mourns the loss of her fisherman husband while her daughter and gambling prodigy Rossum consorts with professional card player Issacs to get good old mom out of her funk. The result is a beautifully shot film with marginally interesting characters and an uneventful story which spends most of its time with Issacs courting a reluctant Milos with his English accent and glib patter. The film wanders somewhere between romantic drama and romantic comedy not taking a firm position thereby diluting its ability to be engaging in either genre. Nonetheless, romantics and sentimentalists will appreciate this languorous but pretty film with a cosmopolitan flavor. (B-)


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