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Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  16 November 2007 (USA)
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Florentino, rejected by the beautiful Fermina at a young age, devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart.

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America Vicuña
Juan Ángel ...
Marco Aurelio - 40's
Liliana Gonzalez ...
Marco Aurelio's Wife (as Liliana Alvarez Gonzalez)
Catalina Botero ...
Ofelia Urbino - 40's
Miguel Angel Pazos Galindo ...
Ofelia's Husband
Maria Cecilia Herrera ...
Urbino's Sweet Wife
Luis Fernando Hoyos ...
Urbino Urbino
Carlos Duplat ...
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Francisco Raul Linero ...
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In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a telegraph boy, falls in love with Fermina Daza, the daughter of a mule trader. Ariza is persistent, writing her constantly, serenading, speaking poetically of love. Her father tries to keep them apart, and then, one day, she sees this love as an illusion. She's soon married to Urbino, a cultured physician, and for years, Ariza carries a torch, finding solace in the arms of women, loving none. After Urbino's fall, are Ariza's hopes delusional? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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How long would you wait for love?

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Rated R for sexual content/nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

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16 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El amor en los tiempos del cólera  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,924,860 (USA) (16 November 2007)

Gross:

$4,584,886 (USA) (14 December 2007)
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Was initially set to be filmed in Brazil because of security concerns in Colombia. See more »

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When the Widow Nazaret takes refuge in the Ariza home and has a drink with Florentino's mother, the mother reaches over as if to replace the cork in the decanter but doesn't do so; in the following reverse shot, the cork is in the decanter, but upon cutting back to the original angle it is again out. See more »

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Fermina Urbino: Florentino Ariza is not a human. He is a shadow.
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Bambuco Colombiano
Written by Jacinto Guerrero (as Jacinto Guerrero Torres), Inocencio Guerrero Torres,
Joaquin Vela Galino & Enrique Martinez Sierra (SGAE Members)
Performed & Recorded by Conchita Leonardo
Orchestra Conductor Maestro Jacinto Guerrero
Taken from the album La Revista Musical Española Vol. 5 by courtesy of Sonifolk
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Huge problems, however I guarantee you will enjoy it!

Well, first of all I truly enjoyed the movie. Even though it is not the best movie ever I still recommend to everyone. It is still a beautiful story which I think you would enjoy if you haven't read the book, and for those of you who have, it is very interesting to see how the director tries to capture Marquez's book in a movie.

The movie however has really big problems, the most important one, which is the main reason why I didn't think much of this movie is that it is in English. Its a huge mistake because all the language used in the book (which is beautiful) is just LOST, therefore the movie automatically looses most of its potential. Even worse than making the movie in English is making the main dialogs in English and the background dialogs in Spanish, it just doesn't make any sense. Its ridiculous. Finally, Giovanna Mezzogiorno's acting is not very good.

I have seen many comments and reviews that agree with what I just said; but as I said before, even if it isn't a really good film I still recommend it. You should see the movie, but most importantly, READ the book!!!


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Worst Title Ever..... bigsv
terrible film fay06
en español (Should be in Spanish) corazan34
An interesting and different take on the ending... MovieMaker828
Doesn't Javier Bardem look like he's retarded in this movie? alessandra1984-1
If you were Fermina... Javier or Ben? firthkind
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