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Passionada (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Drama | 16 June 2002 (USA)
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Passionada is a romantic comedy about a Portuguese widow whose husband, a fisherman, died at sea. The widow's naive teenage daughter wants to be a professional gambler and she convinces her... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charles Beck
... Celia Amonte
... Vicky Amonte
... Lois Vargas
... Angelica Amonte
... Daniel Vargas
... Gianni Martinez
... Frankie the Pit Boss
... Father Emmanuel
... Anthony
... Blackjack Player
Russ Vigilante ... Roberto
... Joseph Amonte
... Fisherman
Shawn FitzGerald ... Blackjack Dealer
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Passionada is a romantic comedy about a Portuguese widow whose husband, a fisherman, died at sea. The widow's naive teenage daughter wants to be a professional gambler and she convinces her mother to date a British man who's new in town. The widow falls for the Brit, a professional gambler who pretends to be in the fishing business. Written by Anonymous

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Vicky wants what's best for her mother. Charlie's close enough. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and a conversation about drugs | See all certifications »
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Opening Weekend USA:

$123,568, 17 August 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$536,906, 28 September 2003
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The DVD includes two deleted scenes: a dance scene showing Vicky in a club an alternate ending in which Charly goes to play Poker with Russian gangsters and gets beaten up for cheating and saving Vicky (who was searching for Charly) See more »

Quotes

Vicky: You really like my ma, don't you?
[Charlie nods]
Vicky: Course you like my ma. She's the best and she deserves better than she's got!
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A Felicidade
Performed by Suba
Vocals by Cibelle
Written by Vinicius de Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim and André Salvet
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A CHANGE OF HEART
27 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

When I saw PASSIONADA the first time (it have been recommended by someone I truly admire) I was very put off. I didn't like it, I thought it was, well, nothing. The person who had recommended it in the first place, urged me, to see two other Dan Ireland movies. The Whole Wide World, which I loved and "The Velocity Of Gary" which I thought it was hard to sit through, the first time, but, I must say, I felt compelled to see it a second time and by my third viewing I was in love with the movie. Then I went back to Passionada. What a different movie it was, within the context of Ireland's other work. It is the perfect piece of the puzzle that unveils the total work of an artist's life work. Ireland's theme is LOVE, AS AN IMPOSSIBLE OBJECT. In the Whole Wide World, is intellectual and tragic in Velocity of Gary, is sexual and pathetic in Passionada, he allows the characters to have a future. It is, after all, Ireland's romantic comedy. But even then, we don't really know, if we listen carefully to a throw away line by Theresa Russell "Once a liar, always a liar" (Or words worth that effect) To all film fans, I suggest to see the films in order, one after the other and you'll discover something to look forward to.


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