Nerdy comic book aficionado Roberto Rodriguez battles low self-esteem, loser friends and vicious high school bullies as he vies for the heart of Cristina, the hot new girl from Madrid.

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Xenia Tostado ...
Cristina Santelices
Benjamín Vicuña ...
Fele
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Condoro
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Papitas (as Sebastián 'Berta' Muñiz)
Fernando Larraín ...
Manolo
Tatiana Astengo ...
Enfermera Berta Bravo
María Cristina Peña y Lillo ...
Marcela (as Cristina Peña y Lillo)
Fernando Farías ...
Abuelo de Roberto
Teresita Reyes ...
Madre de Roberto
Ernesto Belloni ...
Padre de Fele
Katty Kowaleczko ...
Madre de Fele
Eduardo Bertran ...
Marcos
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Doctor
Daniel Segal ...
Padre de Condoro / Alumna con barba
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Nerdy comic book aficionado Roberto Rodriguez battles low self-esteem, loser friends and vicious high school bullies as he vies for the heart of Cristina, the hot new girl from Madrid.

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The movie is based on Nicolás Lopez's weekly column "Memorias de un pingüino" (memories of a penguin) that the wrote during his high school years from 1997 to 1999 in the Chilean newspaper El Mercurio. The best columns were published in the book "Promedio Rojo: how to study cinema making your own movie", that was released as a tie-in for the movie, featuring also the screenplay of the movie, marketing, storyboards and a life diary of Lopez See more »

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At the end of all the credits there is an additional scene of Lopez and Jabba (Juan Andres Salfate) in the comic book store. See more »

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Spoofs Spider-Man (2002) See more »

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Mis sueños mienten de verdad
Written by Bernardita Traub, Marcelo Aldunate and Claudio Narea
Performed by Vernie
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It was a good mindless little comedy
23 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw promedio rojo with very low expectations (may be that's why I liked it). When I saw this movie, I first thought it was going to be the typical teen movie with the nerdy kid getting the good looking girl at the end. But instead I got Nicolas Lopes crazy world. What I really like about this movie is that the set up is basically a comic about the main character, which gives more freedom to switch from the characters imagination and reality. Also I liked how it poked fun of every teen movie, and also other big Hollywood hits (star wars, lion king, etc). Unlike every teen movie, the ending is not a happy one, and it leaves the viewer waiting to see what's going to happened. I really enjoyed this movie, and I recommend it to anyone.


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