A week before her marriage, a woman injures a man in a car accident. As she helps nurse him back to health, she starts to doubt the course her life is taking. Her father, a powerful dictator, is not pleased with the change of plans.

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Pineda
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El Comandante
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Margarita
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Jennifer (as Valeria)
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Rogelio
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Luis
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Sonia
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Manolo
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Carmelita
David Custode ...
Milton
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Eddie
Ramón González Cuevas ...
Man Servant
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Pablo
Lydia Montes ...
Aurelia
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Maid (Rosa) (as Carmen Lopez)
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A week before her marriage, a woman injures a man in a car accident. As she helps nurse him back to health, she starts to doubt the course her life is taking. Her father, a powerful dictator, is not pleased with the change of plans.

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She's getting a crash course in love

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG for mild language and some sensuality | See all certifications »
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2005 (USA)  »

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Isla Bella  »

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Trivia

After consuming a hearty lunch of Marlin, the cast and crew were stricken with "scrombroid poisoning" landing 22 people in the hospital, including an Executive Producer, the Director and the lead actress. The film's plot includes poisoned fish. See more »

Goofs

When El Commandante's nurse put's the blood pressure cuff on his arm it is upside down. The tubing should point toward his forearm, not away from it. See more »

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Autumn
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
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delightful easygoing fun
5 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was on Showtime today, and I was surprised at how good it was--I'd never heard of it. A. Martinez is just hilarious playing the, shall we say, "delusional" commandante. Esai Morales is a great comedy villain, and the young romance is gentle and sweet.

Like "The Fantasticks," there's an innocence to the goings-on, and when the Commandante's daughter finally sees the poor side of her island, her eyes are opened. Gives the film a lovely Capra-esquire quality, when the classes bump against each other in a great comedic clash.

It won't bump the greatest movies of all time off the list, but it's a lighthearted romp with a lot of heart and uplift, a real find.


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