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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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... Rita (voice)
Eman Xor Oña ... Chico (voice)
Mario Guerra ... Ramón (voice)
Jon Adams ... (voice)
Renny Arozarena ... (voice)
Blanca Rosa Blanco ... (voice)
Jackie de la Nuez ... (voice) (as Jakie de la Nuez)
Rigoberto Ferrera ... (voice)
... (voice)
Ray Gillon ... (voice)
... (voice) (as Michael Harper)
... Ron (voice)
Jorge Ryan ... (voice)
Claudia Valdes ... (voice) (as 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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piano player | piano | singer | cuba | love | See All (63) »

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Beautiful, Seductive and Spellbinding. See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 November 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Chico i Rita  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€9,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£81,172 (United Kingdom), 21 November 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,654, 12 February 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$350,524

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,347,919
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1.85 : 1
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The geography of Havana is as exact as can be to the real life layout of the city. All the buildings are the actual buildings. 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: You look like a Yankee!
Rita: But i still like kidney beans...
Chico: I've seen you in magazines. You're headed for Hollywood, right? Aren't you tired of playing Miss Charming?
Rita: Don't you like me sitting by your side, eating kidney beans?
Chico: I like it so much, it frightens me...
Rita: What are you frightened of?
Chico: Same thing as you...
Rita: Why should i be frightened?
Chico: Of listening to your heart for once. Of leaving your cage and not finding your way back.
Rita: You really believe that?
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A Bebo. See more »

Connections

References The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Cachao creador del mambo
Written and Performed by Bebo Valdés
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Absolutely wonderful and touching
23 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

As a big animation fan, I loved Chico and Rita, one of the most beautiful and most unique films I have seen recently. I also didn't care much for Estrella Morente, but that wasn't enough to be a massive problem. The film has one of the most unique visual styles I've seen not just in recent memory but perhaps even ever, and it looks gorgeous. Everything from the colours, sceneries and colours are rich in detail and beautiful on the eyes. Chico and Rita is a very musically rich film as well, with Cuban and Jazz music providing so much character to the atmosphere. The two titular characters are likable and engaging, the screenplay is good if nothing completely mind-blowing and the story is very touching. In conclusion, a wonderful film, animated or not. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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