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I've visited most of the places in this movie, beautiful places surrounded by the not so beautiful poverty. This is a light-hearted movie that essentially shares the same message that other Brazilian movies portray. It shows the bad sides of Brasil, and it shows the good and beautiful sides of Brasil. It does this not directly, but with the use of play-full storyline, God on vacation.
There are times in which you are shocked with the problems, and times which you are amazed with the beauty of nature. The movie does an excellent job at doing that, showing us the entire picture, not just showing the good side or just showing the bad side.
The story in itself is mildly entertaining. I saw the movie in Portuguese, I don't know how some of the dialog is translated. Some people might not understand some things. Like the main character's name, his name is a combination of his mom and dad's first names, something commonly done in the "Nordeste" (Northeastern Brasil).
I would give it 7 stars. It was nice seeing some of that beautiful nature that GOD created. Break free from all conveniences and luxuries hat surrounds most of us.
P.S. I know I spelled Brasil with an S, Thats the way I learned how to spell it and that's the way I will keep spelling it.
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