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A Boyfriend for My Wife (2008)

Un novio para mi mujer (original title)
A man finds a very unusual way to get rid of his wife.

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Cast overview:
Adrián Suar ...
El Tenso Polsky
Valeria Bertuccelli ...
La Tana Ferro
Gabriel Goity ...
El Cuervo Flores
Marcelo Xicarte ...
Carlos
Luis Herrera ...
El negro
Martín Salazar ...
Gabriel
Oscar Nuñez ...
Amílcar
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Damian Kepelsky
Mercedes Morán ...
Blanca (voice)
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María
Violeta Urtizberea ...
Paola
Lucía Maciel ...
Lorena
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Empleado inmobiliaria
Daniel Casablanca ...
Marito
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Tenso (Adrián Suar) doesn't know how to deal with his wife, Tana (Valeria Bertuccelli); how to tell her that he wants to separate because the relationship is a completely mess due to her terrible temper. She constantly lives in a bad mood: if she doesn't complain about the weather she does about the government; if she doesn't complain about the neighbors she does about the teenagers... or whatever. Carlos, a friend of Tenso, suggests him to invert the situation... and cause Tana to leave him. Tenso wonders how, and Carlos has a suggestion: to hire the Cuervo Flores (Gabriel Goity), an old irresistible seducer that will try to charm his wife until she falls in love with him, and so, the Tenso finally finds the solution to his problems... Written by Roberto Arévalo

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Luis Luque was originally cast in the film as El Cuervo Flores, but had to drop out due to a conflicting schedule. See more »

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Remade as Un fidanzato per mia moglie (2014) See more »

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Performed by Cristián Castro
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Romantic?Comedy drama that was biggest hit of 2008 in Argentina
15 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

Slow-paced by American Standards romantic comedy has its charms. Plot is basic. Man is married. Man no longer feels happy in marriage. Man wants out. Man finds a man to woo his wife away. Thus the English translation, A boyfriend for my wife. Surprisingly low key since the title professes to offer buffoonery but instead gives you a Tootsie style of comedy. Actors play it low-key and very real and one will be forgiven if they forget that they are watching a comedy considering the lead actress is so good at playing a bitch. In fact, without her performance, the movie would not work. We've seen this movie before. It offers no shockers but a sweet ending that is well-handled and a screenplay that is not forced even though you know the beats a makes it a pleasurable diversion. This continues a good tradition of Argentine cinema and its obsession with honesty and reality over extravagant fiction/unreality in terms of tone, direction and staging of scenes.


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