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Bossa Nova (2000)

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Rio lawyer Pedro Paulo is recently separated from his travel agent wife Tania. His office has taken on an energetic new intern, Sharon. Pedro Paulo is working on a divorce case - his own ... See full summary »

Director:

Bruno Barreto

Writers:

Alexandre Machado, Sérgio Sant'Anna (story "A Senhorita Simpson") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Irving ... Mary Ann Simpson
Antônio Fagundes ... Pedro Paulo
Alexandre Borges ... Acácio
Débora Bloch Débora Bloch ... Tânia
Drica Moraes ... Nadine
Giovanna Antonelli ... Sharon
Rogério Cardoso ... Vermont
Serjão Loroza Serjão Loroza ... Gordo (as Sérgio Loroza)
Flávio São Thiago Flávio São Thiago ... Peçanha
Alberto de Mendoza ... Juan
Pedro Cardoso Pedro Cardoso ... Roberto
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Trevor
Kazuo Matsui Kazuo Matsui ... Wan-Kim-Lau
Cássia Linhares Cássia Linhares ... Reporter
Kate Lyra Kate Lyra ... English School Receptionist
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Storyline

Rio lawyer Pedro Paulo is recently separated from his travel agent wife Tania. His office has taken on an energetic new intern, Sharon. Pedro Paulo is working on a divorce case - his own father's... Mary Ann is an English language teacher living in Rio. Her friend Nadine has been having an Internet romance with Gary, a SoHo artist. Nadine decides to visit Gary in New York; she books her flight through Tania... Soccer star Acacio is going to play for a team in England. He has been taking private lessons with Mary Ann. Is he reading too much into the word "private"? Pedro Paulo catches a glimpse of Mary Ann and decides he should study English again... Acacio needs some legal help with his new contract. He goes to Pedro Paulo's office, but the only one in is Sharon... Written by David Carless

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Taglines:

The difference between "amor" and "love".

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Brazil | USA

Language:

Portuguese | English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

26 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bossa Nova et vice versa See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,442, 30 April 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,816,792, 1 October 2000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Antidote to "City of God"
20 October 2005 | by eddieknockerSee all my reviews

Don't get me wrong - "City of God" is a cracking film. This film is for when you want a rest from the wave of ultra violent films that have streamed out of Brasil in the last few years. This is a lovely,light romantic comedy with elements of farce and fantasy. It was the directors intention to show a picture postcard version of Rio. And he succeeds wonderfully. This film probably resonates more with me than most because I met and married a Brazilian in Rio and we shared a first kiss in front of the Copacabana Palace Hotel (were you spying on us Mister Barreto?) And I would just like to point out that I am not middle-aged and still know how to have a good time so ignore all the comments saying this film is for the oldies - since when did romance have an age limit?!


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