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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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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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Soundtracks

Once I Loved
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Performed by Barbara Mendes
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After enduring the execrable Anaconda, thank God for Bossa Nova
19 June 2000 | by M2bSee all my reviews

This film is a delightful romantic comedy and shows off the director's love for the city of Rio. A film that Brasilian Americans can be proud of instead of ashamed of like they were at the pathetic Anaconda from summer's past. I wish all NorteAmericanos could see this flick to experience the unique beauty of Rio. Yes, it's idealized and doesn't

show the bad with the good, but this is true of many many movies. Gladiator made ancient Rome glamorous, which it was not. Rio, on the other hand, is a city filled with unique beauty, as anyone who has ever been to Sugarloaf or Corcavado can attest to. For those who may be curious, my imdb handle of M2b means married-2-Brasil and you can

easily fugure out what that means. I loved this flick. See

it and see it in wide screen, not video!


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