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Efectos secundarios (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  1 September 2006 (Mexico)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marina de Tavira ...
Marina
Alejandra Gollas ...
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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The High School Prom is one thing... The High School Reunion quite another. See more »

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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

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

By pure chance, the location of Adan's apartment was on the exact same spot where it was shot, a year earlier, a demo of the movie to finance the project; but back then it was just a construction site. See more »

Quotes

Marina: In this town, the only place to bury your cat... is on the sidewalk.
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Kinkinzazo
Performed by Plastilina Mosh
Courtesy of EMI Music Records, Mexico
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Efectos Secundarios... only the best!
10 April 2007 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Efectos Secundarios is the best movie I have seen ever, I have to say that I really admire the cast and the director -Issa López-, all the team to create this movie is wonderful. This film is a renovation, nothing is similar to this project, this is a chance to show great actors, the talent of new directors, the success of a really good work, what's behind all this work? And the results… an awesome movie!

At my age, I am proud of the Mexican Cinema, and with the work of Issa López and all this great cast I think we can search for better opportunities for Mexico in the world.

If we go like this Mexico can go to the Oscars.

I have no words to explain how much this movie taught me, I consider myself as a huge admirer.


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