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Overwhelming Women (2002)

Avassaladoras (original title)
A year after her long time boyfriend showed up at his surprise birthday party with an uninvited date, Laura hits rock bottom and decides to try her luck at a dating agency. This attractive,... See full summary »


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A year after her long time boyfriend showed up at his surprise birthday party with an uninvited date, Laura hits rock bottom and decides to try her luck at a dating agency. This attractive, 30 year old successful graphic designer with a captivating personality hasn't had a good date in over a year, and she's not alone - her best friends share the same problem. They all dream about finding their prince charming, and all too often settle for the frog. At the agency, instead of Mr. Right, Laura meets Miguel, who has all the signs of Mr. Wrong: he's a blue-collar, unpolished simple man. They seem to have nothing in common. However, there just might be more to him than meets the eye. Things really heat up when sparks sizzle between her and her new colleague at work, Tiago, an irresistible, compulsive womanizer. Written by Renê Belmonte

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women in search of someone


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1 February 2002 (Brazil)  »

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Overwhelming Women  »

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Los Ojos de los Pájaros
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Shallow, Silly and Fake Tropical Version of 'Sex & the City'
9 November 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Rio de Janeiro, the thirty-four years old graphic designer Laura (Giovanna Antonelli) is trying to find a perfect boyfriend and get married to have children. Laura has three great girlfriends, and they meet in their vacant time for talking, gossips and looking for men in bars. Laura decides to go to the blind date agency 'Honeymoon', where she meets and dates Miguel (Caco Ciocler), a funny Arab descendant merchant but having a different level of education. Meanwhile, in the firm where she works, the new employee Thiago (Reynaldo Gianecchini) is having affairs with all the women of the office and is sexually arresting her. 'Avassaladoras' is a shallow, silly and fake tropical version of 'Sex & the City', showing four women of thirty and something years in Rio de Janeiro in the same situations of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda in New York. The film is totally stereotyped and full of clichés: everybody is beautiful, has futile concerns with life and lives in wonderful houses and apartments with landscapes of tourist areas of Rio de Janeiro. This movie seems to be a version of the Brazilian useless magazine 'Caras', specialized in housing and gossips of the rich and famous persons, on screen. The worth parts of 'Avassaladoras' are those where the characters of Laura's grandmother and Miguel participate. The beauty of Giovanna Antonelli is also very special and great to be seen. The performance of the ham 'actor' Reynaldo Gianecchini is simply ridiculous. In the excellent present moment of the Brazilian cinema industry, this movie is a shame. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): 'Avassaladoras' ('Overwhelming Women')

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