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Ugly Me (2006)

Pretendiendo (original title)
A beautiful woman (Mori) decides to transform into an ugly duckling in an attempt to ward off men and avoid more romantic disappointments.

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Claudio Dabed

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Claudio Dabed (story), Claudio Dabed | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bárbara Mori ... Amanda / Helena
Marcelo Mazzarello Marcelo Mazzarello ... Marcelo
Amaya Forch Amaya Forch ... Karen
Gonzalo Robles Gonzalo Robles ... Hermano Juan
Rodrigo Muñoz Rodrigo Muñoz ... Guillermo
Jaime Azócar Jaime Azócar ... Max
Alejandro Cohen ... Dr. Perner
Paz Bascuñán ... Fernanda
Felipe Camiroaga Felipe Camiroaga ... Pepe
Fernando Kliche Fernando Kliche ... Pablo
Fernando Farías Fernando Farías ... Sacerdote
Ignacio Mansilla Ignacio Mansilla ... Detective
Claudia Vergara Claudia Vergara ... Esposa Max
Cristian Martínez Cristian Martínez ... Macho Disco
Claudio Dabed Claudio Dabed ... DJ Disco
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Storyline

In Santiago, Chile, the efficient architect Amanda finds that her boyfriend Pepe is cheating on her with her friend Fernanda. Amanda threats them both with a shotgun, but is arrested and loses her job. She travels to Valparaiso and decides to disguise as an ugly woman married with children to earn respect by the men. Amanda is hired by Max to work at his company with the chauvinist wolf Marcelo; the dedicated but limited family man Guillermo; and the ambitious just graduated architect Karen. Soon she proves to be very efficient and decides to give a lesson to Marcelo, seducing him posing as the sexy Helena. Meanwhile Marcelo gets closer to Amanda that becomes his best female friend and advisor. When Helena humiliates Marcelo, he changes his behavior and falls in love with Amanda. And she also falls for him, but she is behind the eight ball with the situation she has created. Meanwhile Karen hits on Marcelo that is emotionally vulnerable. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

Chile

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

October 2006 (Chile) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santiago, Chile See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$17,292 (Chile), 10 November 2006, Limited Release
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Production Co:

Cada Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Delightful Battle of the Sexes
13 June 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Santiago, Chile, the efficient architect Amanda (Bárbara Mori) finds that her boyfriend Pepe (Felipe Camiroaga) is cheating on her with her friend Fernanda (Paz Bascuñan). Amanda threats them both with a shotgun, but is arrested and loses her job. She travels to Valparaiso and decides to disguise as an ugly woman married with children to earn respect by the men. Amanda is hired by Max (Jaime Azócar) to work at his company with the chauvinist wolf Marcelo (Marcelo Mazzarello); the dedicated but limited family man Guillermo (Rodrigo Muñoz); and the ambitious just graduated architect Karen (Amaya Forch). Soon she proves to be very efficient and decides to give a lesson to Marcelo, seducing him posing as the sexy Helena. Meanwhile Marcelo gets closer to Amanda that becomes his best female friend and adviser. When Helena humiliates Marcelo, he changes his behavior and falls in love with Amanda. And she also falls for him, but she is behind the eight ball with the situation she has created. Meanwhile Karen hits on Marcelo that is emotionally vulnerable.

"Pretendiendo" is a delightful romantic comedy with a different battle of the sexes. The movie works because of the performance and make-up of the sexy and hot Bárbara Mori. It is impressive the transformation of her characters. Marcelo Mazzarello is a common man and gives more credibility to his character. This is the first movie that I see a movie with Bárbara Mori and I am looking forward to see others. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Disfarce" ("The Disguise")


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