The story of two couples who are neighbors and the marital problems caused by the unexpected arrival of two important personages of their past. The first couple, Carlos and Ana, live on the... See full summary »
The story of two couples who are neighbors and the marital problems caused by the unexpected arrival of two important personages of their past. The first couple, Carlos and Ana, live on the seventh floor of a building. Ana feels she's entitled to more love than her husband is willing to give. Suddenly, an old friend, Tomás, reappears after many years away and stays at their house. Andréa and Miguel live in the building across the street and are also going through a marriage crisis. In a party, they meet Cláudia, Miguel's first girlfriend, and she has no place to stay. Naturally, she's invited to sleep at their place. The presence of the two newcomers will cause many changes in their relationships. Written by
Reasonable Romantic Comedy, With Potential To Be Much Better
In Rio de Janeiro, the photographer Ana (Malu Mader) and the writer Carlos (Murílo Benício) are a young couple in crisis. Anna requests more attention and love, but Carlos is trying to concentrate himself in the writing of a book. They live in the fancy zone of Lagoa, one of the most expensive places in Rio de Janeiro, in an apartment that belongs to Carlos' mother, Yara (Betty Faria). In the other side of the same street, the former model Andréa (Alessandra Negrini) and her mate, the publisher Miguel (Caco Ciocler) are also in crisis, for similar reasons, since Andréa needs more attention from Miguel. Ana and Carlos receive a surprise visitor, Tomás (Fábio Assunção), who was the former love of Ana, and Andréa and Miguel lodges the zoologist Cláudia (Heloísa Périssé), the former and first love of Miguel, who was living in the USA. The six characters are related in many situations of sex, love and betrayal (in the sense of affair).
This movie, having a great team of Brazilian actors and actresses, had potential to be a great film. However, the story is not so funny and does not work well, and the cast is wasted in an only reasonable script. Further, this movie has an indecent merchandizing of a famous Brazilian department store. This procedure is very common in Brazilian soap operas, but is unacceptable in a movie sponsored by many companies. 'Os Normais O Filme' has a very similar storyline, but is very funny. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil): 'Sexo, Amor & Traição' ('Sex, Love & Betrayal')
Obs: On 31 August 2005, I saw the original and unknown (for me) Mexican movie, "Sexo, Pudor y Lágrimas", which is better and better than this Brazilian remake.
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