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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 ... 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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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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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

Daniel: Charlie... what'd ya do forget your swimsuit?
Charlie: Oh I was hopin' we could all go skinny dipping.
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Paixões Diagonais
Performed by Mísia
Written by Miguel Ramos and João Monge
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"The Sadness Within"...
29 August 2003 | by melpomene_621See all my reviews

The movie's website mentions "the sadness within" as being a rough translation for the title of one of the film's central love songs, the haunting and emotionally wrenching "Triste Sina".. The translated words, in fact, evoke the state of being that heroine Celia Amonte has made her way of life. And moving through the first few minutes of the story, one can empathize with her reluctance to step beyond the borders of a life that once was.. She was loved in great measure, after all, so it would seem a safer bet to live on in grief rather than pretend love of that depth can ever be felt again.. The tale of how she gradually brings herself to open up to do so, and how the man who seduces and awakens her also wakes up to his own responsibility and entanglement in her life, really pulled me in. I loved it, and loved all of these characters, even in broadly drawn moments. I just wanted them to be happy :).. The scene that sums up the film's title for me, is the night Celia prepares a meal for her new admirer, Charlie. The way that scene unfolds was as delicious and mouth-watering as I imagine the culinary offerings were ;).. The overall mood and atmosphere of it stayed with me long afterwards, which to me if the mark of a truly effecting story. Well done.


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