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Efectos secundarios (2006)

A comedy about four young adults adrift in Mexico City.

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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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You believe that turning 30 was bad. It is worst. See more »

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Comedy

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Rated R for language, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »
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1 September 2006 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Radicales libres  »

Box Office

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$678,068 (Mexico) (1 September 2006)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is the first Mexican film produced by a subsidiary company to a major Hollywood studio. See more »

Quotes

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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Tengo La Voz
Performed by Nortec Collective
Courtesy of EMI Music Records, Mexico
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Awesome movie!
2 October 2006 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies worth watching, the message its clear. It's one of those movies where you keep laughing due to the realistic situations (well, funny and realistic). the characters are like any of us, they're human: they cry, they laugh, they feel like any of us. You feel the characters as long know friends, understanding their problems.

Watching Side Effects for the second time is like watching the Sixth Sense again; you realize that everything, even the smallest detail since its beginning, bring side effects all along.

The movie is fresh, smartly told, well directed, and its worth the money you pay. I'm actually waiting the DVD, this is one of those movies you must have.

Really, if you have the opportunity, go and watch it, you wont regret it.


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