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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
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 »
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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