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Efectos secundarios (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  1 September 2006 (Mexico)
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A comedy about four young adults adrift in Mexico City.



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Mimí (as Alejandra Gollás)
Arturo Barba ...
Pedro Izquierdo ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Guardia Separos
Moises Arizmendi ...
Eugenio Bartilotti ...
José Antonio Barón ...
Productor de Tv
Fernando Berzosa ...
Humberto Cares ...
Gerente de super
Susana Contreras ...
Old woman 2
Laura de Ita ...


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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The High School Prom is one thing... The High School Reunion quite another. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The final voiceover text, and the scenes it sounds over, were not scripted; they were created during the shooting, since many in the crew and cast were crossing the line between 20 and 30. See more »


Chori: Yeah, that's right! You had such a Huge Crush on Ignacio! But, like, he wouldn't ever even look at you. You were such a...
Marina: It was ONE hicky!
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Written by Jermaine Stegall
Produced by Jermaine Stegall
Performed by Jermaine Stegall
Courtesy of EMI Music Records, Mexico
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Woth watching my friend
2 September 2006 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

I'm 24 and at the end of the movie I realize that I don't want to spend the rest of this time whit only one girl.

This movie is about four thirty-years-old ex school partners that are reunited for the high school generation party. The movie has everything that should matter:

1.- Good story 2.- Good interpretations 3.- Good look 4.- Good Sex scenes, and 5.- Good score (music I mean)

I'm not lying when i say that this movie is worth watching, it is one of the best movies I saw since "Sexo Pudor y Lágrimas" "Sex, sweat and tears". Probably I wasn't too excited of see Tony Dalton in this one but is acting was OK. And dude, the speech at the end... it'll catch you unarmed and will knock you up. It is impossible to escape for those truths.

Better watching with a friend in the plan of "I'm just your friend, but I know someday somehow You'll be mine"

So, that's all. Enjoy it!

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