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In Therapy (2009)

Divã (original title)
In Rio de Janeiro, the forty-something year old, Mercedes, goes to the psychoanalyst and tells the story of her life - from a child who lost her mother. Over three years of analysis, her ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lília Cabral ...
José Mayer ...
Gustavo
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Theo
Cauã Reymond ...
Murilo
Alexandra Richter ...
Mônica
Eduardo Lago ...
Carlos Ernesto
Paulo Gustavo ...
René
Antonio Pedro ...
Tio de Gustavo
Elias Gleizer ...
Agenor
Vera Mancini ...
Hillary
Duda Mamberti ...
Padre
Helena Fernandes ...
Shirlene
Julianne Trevisol ...
Ju (as Juliane Trevisol)
César Cardadeiro ...
Filho de Mercedes 1
Johnny Massaro ...
Filho de Mercedes 2
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In Rio de Janeiro, the forty-something year old, Mercedes, goes to the psychoanalyst and tells the story of her life - from a child who lost her mother. Over three years of analysis, her life changes and she divorces her husband, Gustavo, and has love affairs with Theo and other young men, always supported by her best friend Monica. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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17 April 2009 (Brazil)  »

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[Mercedes is setting the dining table]
Mercedes: Today I decided to do something different.
Gustavo: [looking at the food] Oh, I love roast beef!
Mercedes: No, it's chicken.
Gustavo: [making a face] Oh. Even better.
[She goes back into the kitchen]
Filho de Mercedes 1: [whispering] Dad... the chicken is still breathing.
[Filho de Mercedes 2 walks into the dining room]
Filho de Mercedes 2: Roast beef?
Gustavo: No, chicken.
[...]
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Written by Tim Maia (as Sebastião Rodrigues Maia)
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A Realistic Contemporary Dramatic Comedy
26 June 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Rio de Janeiro, the forty and something years old Mercedes (Lília Cabral) goes to the psychoanalyst and tells the story of her life since she was a girl and lost her mother. Along the three years of analysis, her life changes and she divorces from her husband Gustavo (José Mayer) and has love affairs with the younger Theo (Reynaldo Gianecchini) and other young men, always supported by her best friend Monica (Alexandra Richter). When she is discharged by her doctor, she concludes that life is unpredictable and is to be enjoyed while we are alive.

"Divã" is a dramatic comedy with a simple and realistic story of a mature married woman with two sons that changes her life after going to her psychoanalyst that works because of the excellent performance of Lília Cabral. This awesome actress alternates funny with dramatic moments giving total credibility to her character Mercedes. Many viewers many not like the non-commercial epilogue of the story that shifts the genre from comedy to drama. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Divã" ("Divan")


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