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Passionada (2002)

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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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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

Charlie: Can I borrow the boat?
Daniel: I'd rather lend you my wife!
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Triste Sina
Performed by Mísia
Written by Nóbrega e Sousa and Jerónimo Bragança
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A CHANGE OF HEART
27 March 2004 | by marcosaguadoSee 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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