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Chico & Rita (2010)

Not Rated | | Animation, Crime, Drama | 19 November 2010 (UK)
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Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Limara Meneses Limara Meneses ... Rita (voice)
Eman Xor Oña Eman Xor Oña ... Chico (voice)
Mario Guerra Mario Guerra ... Ramón (voice)
Jon Adams Jon Adams ... (voice)
Renny Arozarena Renny Arozarena ... (voice)
Blanca Rosa Blanco Blanca Rosa Blanco ... (voice)
Jackie de la Nuez Jackie de la Nuez ... (voice) (as Jakie de la Nuez)
Rigoberto Ferrera Rigoberto Ferrera ... (voice)
Ken Forman ... (voice)
Ray Gillon Ray Gillon ... (voice)
Steve Harper ... (voice) (as Michael Harper)
Lenny Mandel ... Ron (voice)
Jorge Ryan Jorge Ryan ... (voice)
Claudia Valdes Claudia Valdes ... (voice) (as Claudia Valdés)
Claudia Valdés Claudia Valdés ... (voice)
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Storyline

Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love. Written by Anonymous

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Beautiful, Seductive and Spellbinding. See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Spain | UK

Language:

Spanish | English | French

Release Date:

19 November 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR9,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,654, 12 February 2012

Gross USA:

$350,524

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,347,919
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chico is very fortunate to be able to go back to the USA as he was deported from the USA for drug crimes. People deported from the USA must wait a set period of time (usually five, ten, or 20 years) before applying for a re-entry visa. Some people a given a permanent ban e.g. aliens convicted of an aggravated felony (such as illicit trafficking in a controlled substance). See more »

Goofs

The kitchen in which Chico and Rita eat kidney-bean soup is in the United States. However, a European-style electrical outlet can be seen clearly on one of the walls. See more »

Quotes

Chico: Have you thought about your career? About your future?
Rita: Future, what future? The future never gave me anything! All my hopes are set on the past.
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A Bebo. See more »


Soundtracks

Mambo Herd
Written by Tito Puente
Performed by Chico & Rita Cuba Band
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Stylish and high on music energy.
14 October 2019 | by Animany94See all my reviews

Chico & Rita was good in the technical departments and nothing you've seen before. The rather flat character designs moving in a 3D environment was different from many films made these days.

Essentially a slice of life of a musician who reminisces upon his career in which he met his love and followed her everywhere be it on purpose or by coincidence. He meets famous jazz musicians who aren't always good company, but keeps in touch with an old friend of his as an anchor in the harsh life of musicians.

While I didn't fully connect with the characters, I enjoyed the music and the cameos from the historical musicians and the flashback angle the film followed to make Chico a little more sympathetic than that jerk he more than once came off as. And the music and animation style made it unique in both look and feel.


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