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Efectos secundarios (2006)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Marina de Tavira ...
Marina
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Mimí (as Alejandra Gollás)
Arturo Barba ...
Adán
Pedro Izquierdo ...
Ignacio
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Aarón Aguilar ...
Guardia Separos
Moises Arizmendi ...
Santiago
Eugenio Bartilotti ...
Borrego
José Antonio Barón ...
Productor de Tv
Fernando Berzosa ...
Camillero
Humberto Cares ...
Gerente de super
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Gabriela
Susana Contreras ...
Old woman 2
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Conductor
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Gerardo
Laura de Ita ...
Cajera
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Storyline

At 18, fresh from high school, Marina, Ignacio, Adam and Mimi, school mates bonded by fate, shared a dream about adult life, a dream of fame, success, perfect skin and that one endless, true love that, surely, was waiting just around the corner for each one of them. But 30's arrived, and none of the sweet promises of youth was fulfilled. Alone, failed and frustrated, all four are forced to stop and look around to try to understand where it all went wrong, and find an emergency fix for their lives, before it's too late, and happiness escapes through their fingers forever. Secondary Effects is the bitter coming of age comedy that follows their steps in the search for lost dreams, lost hair and good sex, at least, if true love turns out to be a mirage. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

1 September 2006 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Radicales libres  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$678,068 (Mexico) (1 September 2006)

Gross:

$3,668,886 (Mexico) (6 October 2006)
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Trivia

Alejandra Gollás, like her character Mimí, is a former child star. She starred in "Quinceañera", the soap opera that is briefly shown in the movie, and her mother in that role was Julieta Egurrola, that plays her mother in Efectos Secundarios too. Also, she was the title character in the musical Annie; hence, the singing of "Tomorrow" in the car scene with mom. See more »

Quotes

Ignacio: You know what I remember from high school? That you were supposed to be some sort of...
Marina: IT WAS ONE...!
Ignacio: [INTERRUPTS] Hicky, I know...
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Mariposas
Written by Jermaine Stegall
Produced by Jermaine Stegall
Performed by Jermaine Stegall
Courtesy of EMI Music Records, Mexico
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Bright Future for Mexican Cinema
4 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After seeing Efectos Secundarios, I realize that Issa Lopez is genuinely a well-read, versatile, sharp director and is ready to make her mark as a pioneer of Mexican and hopefully American cinema. Where will all this talent lead her next? It's nice to see a film that pulls from many different philosophies, while having a commercial, yet universal sensibility as well as one native to the environment of Mexico City. Another thing that this film has is an eclectic music score, and an exceptionally modern look for being produced entirely in Mexico. The audience I saw this film with was on the floor in laughter most of the time. A definite recommend.


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