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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:
... 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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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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Love Is A Song You Never Forget. 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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Co-director Tono Errando is Javier Mariscal's younger brother. 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 »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Sabor a mí
Written by Álvaro Carrillo (as Álvaro Carrillo Aracón)
Arranged by Bebo Valdés, Dany Noel and Michael Phillip Mossman (as Michael P. Mossman)
Performed by Chico & Rita Madrid Band
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Solid
17 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

Chico and Rita is a nice little film with some great music, animation that really brings out all of the vivid colors, and atmosphere that takes you into it's setting. It all blends it in so seamlessly. It's main problem? A weak screenplay that is filled with predictable plot points and turns. It never rises to become anything special, despite some great stand-alone scenes. Still, recommended for the great blend of music and what style it has! The voice-over performances are quite effective, and it isn't hard to see the passion put into it. It's also quite refreshing to see an animated film in Spanish, and definitely for one to get an Oscar nomination. But it doesn't hold a candle to Rango, which will deservedly win the Oscar.


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