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The Best Things in the World (2010)

As Melhores Coisas do Mundo (original title)
Mano has to deal with adolescence dilemmas and his family destruction, after his father leaves their house.

Director:

Laís Bodanzky

Writers:

Luiz Bolognesi, Gilberto Dimenstein (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francisco Miguez Francisco Miguez ... Hermano 'Mano'
Denise Fraga Denise Fraga ... Camila
Fiuk ... Pedro
Zécarlos Machado Zécarlos Machado ... Horácio (as José Carlos Machado)
Gabriela Rocha Gabriela Rocha ... Carol
Caio Blat ... Artur
Renata Bastos Renata Bastos ... Travesti no ônibus
Lilian Blanc Lilian Blanc ... Diretora do colégio
Maria Eugênia Cortez Maria Eugênia Cortez ... Bruna
Célio Cruz Filho Célio Cruz Filho ... Professor de educação física
Sophia Gryschek Sophia Gryschek ... Valéria
Gabriel Illanes Gabriel Illanes ... Deco
Rebeca Lopes Rebeca Lopes ... Namorada da Bruna
Brenda Lígia Brenda Lígia ... Recepcionista da casa de massagem
Gustavo Machado Gustavo Machado ... Gustavo
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Storyline

In São Paulo, 15 year-old Hermano "Mano" and his 17 year-old sensitive brother Pedro are deeply affected by the destruction of their middle-class family when his father, Horácio, leaves their mother, Camila. Mano is still a virgin and has a crush on Valéria, an easy girl that studies in his class, while Pedro is in love with Bia for whom he has promised eternal love. When Mano and Pedro find that their father is gay and that he is the adviser of his new mate Gustavo, they feel their world torn apart. Mano's best friend is Carol, who has a crush on their Physics teacher, Artur, and they share their secrets. In their upper-class high-school, the schoolmates are afraid of the destructive "Blog of Dri Novaes" written by a snoopy mate. When Carol kisses Artur in a cafeteria things suddenly become more complicated. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Most of the young cast had no experience with performing arts when the film was shot, which gave a closer approach to reality, as happened in the film City of God (2002), where most of the actors also had no experience and were mostly slum dwellers. See more »

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References The Matrix (1999) See more »

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João e Maria
Written by Sivuca and Chico Buarque (as Chico Buarque)
Performed by Gabriel Lllanes
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Best teen movie I have ever seen
4 July 2016 | by slowpoke-89516See all my reviews

I have seen good teen movies like The Breakfast Club, 10 Things I Hate About You, Mean Girls, etc. but this one was extremely well written and acted. Not only that, the movie focused on real problems in life. There was also no "perfect popular girl" clichéd kinda of characters. Everyone had to deal with their own problems. Also, I really liked the dark, realistic lighting, which completely fit the movie. I just watched "Starstruck" the other day, which seemed so pretentious compared to this gem. I also really liked Carol and Mano's older brother, Pedro, because they were both very realistic characters with problems of their own. I won't spoil it for you, but all in all, this is a beautiful coming-of-age film. This film makes me want to see more Brazilian films in the future! P.S. I created an account just to write a review for this film.


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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

16 April 2010 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Le migliori cose del mondo See more »

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