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Testosterone (2003)

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Dean has been stumped for some time in his attempt to produce a follow-up to "I was a Teenage Speed Freak," his incredibly successful graphic novel. His fans expect great things from him ... See full summary »

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David Moreton

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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Sutcliffe ... Dean Seagrave
Celina Font ... Sofia
Antonio Sabato Jr. ... Pablo Alesandro
Jennifer Coolidge ... Louise
Leonardo Brzezicki ... Marcos
Sônia Braga ... Pablo's Mother (as Sonia Braga)
Dario Dukah Dario Dukah ... Guillermo
Jennifer Elise Cox ... Sharon, the Perky Chick
Davenia McFadden Davenia McFadden ... Marnie
Ezequiel Abeijón Ezequiel Abeijón ... Rogelio
Martín Borisenko Martín Borisenko ... Hot Cater Waiter
Barbara Bunge Barbara Bunge ... Bridesmaid
Gustavo Chapa Gustavo Chapa ... Cemetery Man
Daniel Di Biase Daniel Di Biase ... Taxi Driver
Gabriel Dottavio Gabriel Dottavio ... Customer
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Storyline

Dean has been stumped for some time in his attempt to produce a follow-up to "I was a Teenage Speed Freak," his incredibly successful graphic novel. His fans expect great things from him and his editor, Louise, is hounding him. Instead of working, however, Dean spends his time searching for his Argentine lover Pablo, who went out one night for cigarettes and never came back. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use
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Quotes

Dean Seagrave: I have to have closure.
Marnie: Closure?
[slaps Dean across the face]
Marnie: There's your closure!
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Tone of the Tango
19 April 2005 | by B24See all my reviews

Hard to think of any other film where the putative good guy and the bad guy are uniformly repugnant. That the setting is Argentina reminds me of that country's major cultural contribution to the world -- the tango. The dance evolved from a musical entertainment for men only in which the participants combined hard-bitten, menacing moves with unmistakeably erotic passion. The soundtrack of this film, including some modern Astor Piazzolla, reinforces an impression genuinely Argentine.

The problem encountered here is one already noted in several comments, namely, that the story is out of focus. A rather preposterous ending compounds the offense. It's really too bad, because otherwise I found myself drawn to the underlying notion of finding resolution to a dramatic theme by moving the scene to some exotic locale. "Flying Down to Buenos Aires," as it were.

Noir and comedy mix well only in the area of satire. One comes away from viewing this apparent attempt to combine the two not with an appreciation of its cleverness, but with a sour taste in one's mouth. In some sense, I got the feeling neither the creators of the film nor possibly some of the actors were altogether thrilled by the script or the characterizations. That's a kiss of death not unlike one might have witnessed at the conclusion of a tango danced in some nineteenth-century Buenos Aires brothel.


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Country:

Argentina | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

26 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Testosterona See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,452, 12 September 2004

Gross USA:

$185,078

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$248,128
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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