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Tattoo, a Love Story (2002)

Sara, a straight arrow schoolteacher, meets Virgil, an easygoing tattoo artist, and finds herself choosing between her comfortable life and a life of freedom and adventure.

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Sara
Virgil Mignanelli ...
Virgil
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Jim
Kathryn Cherasaro ...
Stacey
Gordon Reinhart ...
Charles
Stitch Marker ...
Chris
Stacey Bean ...
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Stephen F. Davies ...
Brett
Nick Garcia ...
Del
Tom Willmorth ...
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Ben Larned ...
Clinton
Tyler Maier ...
Jerry
Christina Lang ...
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Travis Swartz ...
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Sara is a "straight arrow", no nonsense school teacher who has earned the respect of her family, friends, colleagues and community. She frowns on anything that is deviant, until she meets Virgil, a tatoo artist who prefers watching romantic movies to sleeping around. As their friendship turns to romance, Sara finds herself questioning her life's decisions, including her future with her fiance, Brett, and whether she should continue her current life or break free from her bonds to find her true self. Written by Yuhui

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language, drug material and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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11 April 2002 (USA)  »

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Virgil: [explaining why he gets tattoos] It's for different reasons. Sometimes it's a person I've met, or a place I've been. Sometimes it's just some cool thing I saw on the wall.
Sara: So... nouns, basically.
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Offbeat romantic comedy give more than you expect
6 July 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

It's not surprising that "Tattoo... A love story" won the award for Best Feature Film at the 2002 Florida Film Festival. For an indie film produced for under a million, Tattoo has a surprising amount of visual flair. The camera moves and production design will make you think it's a studio film.

The movie's total lack of recognizable actors eventually overcomes this somewhat. The lead actors are refreshingly new. Virgil, the romantic-at-heart tattoo artist is natural and likeable. Sara, the overachieving schoolteacher, is beautiful and overcomes a stiff first act with a strong second & third act performance. Some of the minor characters performances are rough around the edges, and that is the film's biggest weakness. Still, it's a great date movie, and offers five times the entertainment of Planet of the Apes at 1/200th of the price.


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