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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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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

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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the fairy tale called life
11 July 2007 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I was very impressed by this movie. I decided to see it because someone had labeled this as a romantic comedy ... It's not ... it's something else ... It's a voyage you take into real life with four very strange yet familiar characters ... They are quite well written, with their own obsessions so you get the feeling that you have met people like them before. None of them are at the point they thought they would be by the time the movie starts which makes them turn back to the moment they felt it all started. I'm not going to explain the entire plot because it's not the most important thing about the movie or the reason you will enjoy it. It's the way it makes you feel, the way it makes you think about your own life. In my opinion it's worth seeing . It's romantic, crazy and poetic all at the same time, just like life ...


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