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Chico & Rita (2010)

Not Rated | | Animation, Music, Romance | 19 November 2010 (UK)
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Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Limara Meneses ...
Rita (voice)
Eman Xor Oña ...
Chico (voice)
Mario Guerra ...
Ramón (voice)
Jon Adams ...
(voice)
Renny Arozarena ...
(voice)
Blanca Rosa Blanco ...
(voice)
Jackie de la Nuez ...
(voice) (as Jakie de la Nuez)
Rigoberto Ferrera ...
(voice)
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(voice)
Ray Gillon ...
(voice)
...
(voice) (as Michael Harper)
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Ron (voice)
Jorge Ryan ...
(voice)
Claudia Valdes ...
(voice) (as Claudia Valdés)
Claudia Valdés ...
(voice)
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Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love. Written by Anonymous

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piano player | piano | singer | cuba | love | See All (63) »


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Release Date:

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Also Known As:

Chico i Rita  »

Box Office

Budget:

€9,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£81,172 (UK) (19 November 2010)

Gross:

$247,455 (USA) (16 March 2012)
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Trivia

In order to help accurately represent 1940s era Cuba, Javier Mariscal undertook an extensive research trip to Cuba and was able to view government archive photographs from 1949. See more »

Goofs

The kitchen in which Chico and Rita eat kidney-bean soup is in the United States. However, a European-style electrical outlet can be seen clearly on one of the walls. See more »

Quotes

Chico: Have you thought about your career? About your future?
Rita: Future, what future? The future never gave me anything! All my hopes are set on the past.
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Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Classic Reviews: Balto (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Blues for André
Written by Bebo Valdés
Performed by Chico & Rita Madrid Band
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Solid
17 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Chico and Rita is a nice little film with some great music, animation that really brings out all of the vivid colors, and atmosphere that takes you into it's setting. It all blends it in so seamlessly. It's main problem? A weak screenplay that is filled with predictable plot points and turns. It never rises to become anything special, despite some great stand-alone scenes. Still, recommended for the great blend of music and what style it has! The voice-over performances are quite effective, and it isn't hard to see the passion put into it. It's also quite refreshing to see an animated film in Spanish, and definitely for one to get an Oscar nomination. But it doesn't hold a candle to Rango, which will deservedly win the Oscar.


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