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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mary Ann Simpson
... Pedro Paulo
... Acácio
Débora Bloch ... Tânia
... Nadine
... Sharon
... Vermont
Serjão Loroza ... Gordo (as Sérgio Loroza)
Flávio São Thiago ... Peçanha
... Juan
Pedro Cardoso ... Roberto
... Trevor
Kazuo Matsui ... Wan-Kim-Lau
Cássia Linhares ... Reporter
Kate Lyra ... English School Receptionist
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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 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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The difference between "amor" and "love".

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Comedy | Romance | Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

26 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bossa Nova et vice versa  »

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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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A nice Feel Good movie, but not without flaws
1 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

Rio de Janeiro's wonderful scenery and beautiful music make this film worth watching, especially with your girlfriend/wife. Unfortunately, the plot's got some holes in it and the movie as a whole doesn't flow very smoothly. However there's plenty of good acting and funny moments. But if you're heart-broken, this is not the film for you.


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