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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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Dan Ireland

Writers:

David Bakalar (story), Jim Jermanok (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Isaacs ... Charles Beck
Sofia Milos ... Celia Amonte
Emmy Rossum ... Vicky Amonte
Theresa Russell ... Lois Vargas
Lupe Ontiveros ... Angelica Amonte
Seymour Cassel ... Daniel Vargas
Chris Tardio ... Gianni Martinez
Benjamin Mouton ... Frankie the Pit Boss
Robert Montano ... Father Emmanuel
Luis Colina ... Anthony
Bill Burr ... Blackjack Player
Russ Vigilante Russ Vigilante ... Roberto
Anthero Montenegro ... Joseph Amonte
George Gund ... Fisherman
Shawn FitzGerald Shawn FitzGerald ... Blackjack Dealer
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and a conversation about drugs | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

16 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Con pasión See more »

Filming Locations:

Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,568, 17 August 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$536,906, 28 September 2003
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The perfume that Vicky uses before entering the casino is labeled "Passionada". 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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Soundtracks

Paixões Diagonais
Performed by Mísia
Written by Miguel Ramos and João Monge
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Passionada will find your heart.
8 February 2006 | by bogeyok-2See all my reviews

The true meaning of romance can be found, seen and felt in this film. One only needs to look into the eyes of the Celia and Charles and listen to their words and feel the passion they both express to be loved. Sofio Milos does a magnificent portrayal of a Portuguese woman who once found love with a man that only a few would ever find and after his death she knew it would be her last gift. In steps Charles and as far as Celia is concerned, he doesn't really exist because of her love for her husband and honor, would not allow any other man in her life. With a little help from her daughter and the persistence of Charles driven by is on own passion to win Celia's heart, to be loved again.


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