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In Therapy (2009)

Divã (original title)
In Rio de Janeiro, the forty-something year old, Mercedes, goes to the psychoanalyst and tells the story of her life - from a child who lost her mother. Over three years of analysis, her ... See full summary »

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Martha Medeiros (novel), Marcelo Saback
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10 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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Lília Cabral ... Mercedes
José Mayer José Mayer ... Gustavo
Reynaldo Gianecchini ... Theo
Cauã Reymond ... Murilo
Alexandra Richter Alexandra Richter ... Mônica
Eduardo Lago Eduardo Lago ... Carlos Ernesto
Paulo Gustavo Paulo Gustavo ... René
Antonio Pedro Antonio Pedro ... Tio de Gustavo
Elias Gleizer ... Agenor
Vera Mancini Vera Mancini ... Hillary
Duda Mamberti Duda Mamberti ... Padre
Helena Fernandes Helena Fernandes ... Shirlene
Julianne Trevisol Julianne Trevisol ... Ju (as Juliane Trevisol)
César Cardadeiro César Cardadeiro ... Filho de Mercedes 1
Johnny Massaro Johnny Massaro ... Filho de Mercedes 2
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In Rio de Janeiro, the forty-something year old, Mercedes, goes to the psychoanalyst and tells the story of her life - from a child who lost her mother. Over three years of analysis, her life changes and she divorces her husband, Gustavo, and has love affairs with Theo and other young men, always supported by her best friend Monica. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

This is the most recent film included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list. See more »

Quotes

[while setting the dining table]
Mercedes: Today I decided to do something different.
Gustavo: [looking at the food] Roast beef?
Mercedes: No, chicken.
Gustavo: [making a face] Oh... even better.
[She goes back to the kitchen. Their son arrives the room]
Filho de Mercedes 2: [looking at the food] Roast beef?
Gustavo: No, chicken.
Filho de Mercedes 2: Oh, shit.
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Connections

Followed by In Therapy 2 (2015) See more »

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Babilônia Rock
Performed by Juliano Cortuah, Nina Pancevski, Luciane Duque
Written by Guto Graça Mello, Naila Skorpio, Robson Jorge and Lincoln Olivetti
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A Realistic Contemporary Dramatic Comedy
26 June 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Rio de Janeiro, the forty and something years old Mercedes (Lília Cabral) goes to the psychoanalyst and tells the story of her life since she was a girl and lost her mother. Along the three years of analysis, her life changes and she divorces from her husband Gustavo (José Mayer) and has love affairs with the younger Theo (Reynaldo Gianecchini) and other young men, always supported by her best friend Monica (Alexandra Richter). When she is discharged by her doctor, she concludes that life is unpredictable and is to be enjoyed while we are alive.

"Divã" is a dramatic comedy with a simple and realistic story of a mature married woman with two sons that changes her life after going to her psychoanalyst that works because of the excellent performance of Lília Cabral. This awesome actress alternates funny with dramatic moments giving total credibility to her character Mercedes. Many viewers many not like the non-commercial epilogue of the story that shifts the genre from comedy to drama. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Divã" ("Divan")


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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

17 April 2009 (Brazil) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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