MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,091 this week

Viva (II) (2007)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  2 May 2008 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 515 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 66 critic

Two suburban couples experiment with sex, drugs and bohemia in early 1970's Los Angeles.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 56 titles
created 18 Feb 2012
 
a list of 1400 titles
created 12 Nov 2012
 
a list of 1196 titles
created 22 Feb 2013
 
a list of 251 titles
created 28 Nov 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Viva" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Viva (2007)

Viva (2007) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Viva.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Laura, a famous nude model, returns to her small-town home when she learns that her old boyfriend is having a relationship with her aunt.

Director: Joseph W. Sarno
Stars: Isadora Edison, Andrea Davis, Chelsea Mundae
Borderline (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An erotic drama about a woman facing her 30th birthday who looks back at her life growing-up with her grandmother, crazy mother and her over-indulgence with men, sex and alcohol.

Director: Lyne Charlebois
Stars: Isabelle Blais, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Angèle Coutu
Casting Couch III (Video 2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Directors: Christopher Clam, Don Dugan, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Holly Samuels, Everett Rodd, Stacie Marie
Viva (2015)
Drama
Director: Paddy Breathnach
Stars: Héctor Medina, Jorge Perugorría, Luis Alberto García
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young widow, Noriko, lives with her senile father-in-law, Shukichi, on a farm. He believes his favorite cow, long gone, is still alive. Noriko pretends to be the cow and lets him milk her - a satisfying arrangement for them both.

Director: Daisuke Gotô
Stars: Hôryû Nakamura, Ryôko Asagi, Yumeka Sasaki
Blind Love (2005)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Daisuke Gotô
Stars: Konatsu, Shôta Kotaki, Yôta Kawase
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An attractive but conservative mid-30's housewife stays at the house of her sexually open daughter and soon becomes involved in her daughter's swinger lifestyle.

Director: Joseph W. Sarno
Stars: Mary Mendum, Jennifer Welles, Chris Jordan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Near Kawahara, a young man on a bus connives to meet a single mother by knocking over her son's box of crickets. He's Hiroshi, she's Haruka, the boy is Yuichiro. Hiroshi pursues Haruka, and... See full summary »

Director: Yûji Tajiri
Stars: Rinako Hirasawa, Mutsuo Yoshioka, Minami Aiyama
Eclipse (1994)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A round of unerotic sexual couplings in Toronto, interspersed with interviews about an impending total eclipse.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa
Stars: Von Flores, John Gilbert, Pascale Montpetit
Director: Yôjirô Takita
Stars: Yukijirô Hotaru, Shûji Kataoka, Kaoru Kaze
Nama-natsu (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A middle-aged businessman has become unhealthily obsessed with a schoolgirl with whom he shares his daily commute. When he tries to make a direct connection with her, it creates dire complications.

Director: Keisuke Yoshida
Stars: Sora Aoi, Yutaka Mishima, Nahoko Amahisa
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

An all-female version of the Van Helsing tale reconfigures the vampire story as an erotic fantasy. The great, great granddaughter of Van Helsing seeks to slay the sexy Countess Dracula. She... See full summary »

Director: Max Von Diesel
Stars: Erika Smith, Darian Caine, A.J. Khan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Biller ...
Barbi / Viva
Jared Sanford ...
Mark
...
Sheila
...
Mr. Humphrey
Damon Wellner ...
Hippie
Chad England ...
Rick
Corky Parks ...
Sailor / Hot Tub Nudist
Evan Spector ...
Sailor
...
Miss Marker
...
Model (as Barbara Duffy)
...
Model (as Deirdre Gaffney)
Barry Morse ...
Sherman
Cole Chipman ...
Reeves
Rob Scott ...
Doctor
Morgan Blair ...
Man at Party
Edit

Storyline

VIVA is about a bored housewife in 1972 who gets sucked into the sexual revolution. Abandoned by her husband, Barbi is dragged into trouble by her girlfriend, who spouts women's lib as she gets Barbi to discard her bra and go out on the town. Barbi becomes a Red Riding Hood in a sea of wolves, and quickly learns a lot more than she wanted to about nudist camps, the hippie scene, orgies, bisexuality, sadism, drugs, and bohemia. Saturated to the hilt with vibrant color and exquisite period detail, and full of the kind of innocent nude romps you see before censorship codes lifted, VIVA looks like a lost film from the late '60's, and is a tribute to the best of exploitation cinema, from Herschell Gordon Lewis' Suburban Roulette to Radley Metzger's Camille 2000. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

drugs | nude | hippie | orgy | 1970s | See All (69) »

Taglines:

They were housewives seeking kicks, in a world of swingers, orgies, booze and sin that was the sexual revolution!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity and some drug use | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 May 2008 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Japanese Mae West in the orgy scene who says, "Murray, peel me a grape" is 'Anna Biller (I)''s mother Sumiko, dubbed by Bridget Brno. The guy at the bar in the brown plaid suit behind Rick is Anna's father Les Biller. He originally had one line as a drunk. See more »

Goofs

When Sherman goes into his kitchen, the blender is empty. He then opens a cupboard and takes out some powder before turning back to the blender - which is now full of milkshake mix. See more »

Quotes

Mark: [looking into the camera] There's never been a better time to be a man. The willing women. The dandy clothes. The frills. The big rings and jewelry. The open shirts. The sense of entitlement. Take it from me: savor this time. For it will soon be gone, never to return.
See more »

Connections

Featured in SexTV: Pornscapes/Viva/Forbidden City (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Love
Written by Anna Biller
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Atrocious
19 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most of these comments are definitely by cast and crew, obviously. This movie is absolutely atrocious, and not in a way that's fun to watch. It's taking itself too seriously to be considered an 'homage' or 'send-up'. One gets the feeling that the actor/writer/director (and review writer) thinks she's making a populist exploitation film, however, even most exploitation films had an actual story. The acting is probably the most offensive thing, but once again, not so bad that it's fun to watch and poke fun at. It's just bad. Like, someone got all their out of work hack actor friends together, threw in some family members, and then pulled a few people off the street kind of bad. But then again, one can hardly blame them when they're being forced to say the most ridiculous lines in the history of people talking to each other. The one redeeming thing in this film is the art direction; the costumes, color, and even the film stock are reminiscent of the 70's in a pleasant way.

If you want to watch an actual 70's period movie with genuine camp, sex, and a reasonable story, watch "Beyond The Valley of the Dolls". If you want to burn your eyes out with bleach, then perhaps watch "Viva" instead.


6 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD carlosmiguelvc
Long Interview with Anna Biller soaresalp
sam bologna - up and coming star trovism
Robbin Ryan tigerlilly404
DVD - Buyer Beware AndyEN
Discuss Viva (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?