Three young people arrive from different parts of the country to go to college in Sao Paulo. On their first day there, a strange and intense attraction unites them. Together, they rent an ... See full summary »
Exposed by his girlfriend through a video on the Internet, Bruno tries to revive his reputation, but all he can do is get into a series of traps (Cilada, in Portuguese). Cilada.com is a ... See full summary »
José Alvarenga Jr.
Fernanda Paes Leme,
While stars and planets move through the sky of São Paulo, randomly shooting their magic, men and women ask what will become of their dreams and desires. Gil is married and alone. Lydia ... See full summary »
Carlos Alberto Riccelli
Juca de Oliveira
Two girlfriends visit a big Brazilian beach festival and decide to just let go. They enjoy the music, booze, drugs and on one steamy afternoon even each other. They also meet a young man and things can't be better. Can this paradise last?
Lívia de Bueno
The publicist Claudio and the housewife and choral teacher Helena have been married for many years, but they do not understand and respect the feelings and view point of the partner. ... See full summary »
Boy tries to help his uncle, guilty of a murder case, to prove his innocence. He thinks the uncle has confessed the crime as a cover-up for his girlfriend, who was the wife of the dead man.... See full summary »
The film shows the day when Rui and Vani first met. It was at their wedding (with other partners). Vani was going to marry Sérgio, and Rui would marry Marta in the same church, following ... See full summary »
José Alvarenga Jr.
Luiz Fernando Guimarães,
Diogo Álvares, a Portuguese map illustrator, reaches the Brazilian coast, after his caravel sinks. He is saved by the Indian chief Itaparica and his two daughters, Paraguaçu and Moema. They... See full summary »
Raquel is a girl, adopted by an upper middle class family, who rebelled at 17 and left her family and studies at a traditional college in São Paulo to become a call girl. Shortly after starting work, she decided to write a blog about her experiences. Since some clients thought she looked like a surfer she adopted the name "Surfistinha" which means little surfer girl. This blog became a sensation, and quickly became one of the most popular blogs in Brazil. Becoming famous, her life changed significantly. She went on to be interviewed on Brazilian talk shows similar to Oprah and David Letterman, all the while continuing her blog about her racy exploits. She wrote a book about these experiences: "O Doce Veneno Do Escorpião". Written by
William Gonçalves and Matt Hisle
This is a movie about a former Brazilian prostitute, based on the book written by herself.
Bruna Surfistinha (Rachel Pacheco) gained national recognition after had her book on all Brazilian best sellers list, and, prior to that, she was a well-known blogger and prostitute.
One of the keys to the book's success was the simple, unskillful style, which appealed to the masses that aren't well educated and rarely read books.
Deliberately or not, the movie follows the same style, full of clichés and hypocritical moralism to help depict the main character as a victim, the greedy and shallowness of a generation that lacks proper education and goals were left aside.
Deborah Secco bears no resemblance to the original Bruna which gives the wrong impression of a fragile beauty.
Other than that, the acting is good, especially Drica Moraes which is impressive in her natural performance as a madam. The sex scenes aren't gross or out of place.
In short, it's a movie for those that doesn't need anything more than to pass the time gazing at a screen, just for fun.
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