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Un novio para mi mujer (2008)

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A man finds a very unusual way to get rid of his wife.

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Juan Taratuto

Writer:

Pablo Solarz
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Cast

Cast overview:
Adrián Suar Adrián Suar ... Tenso / Husband
Valeria Bertuccelli ... Tana / wife
Gabriel Goity Gabriel Goity ... Flores / Womanizer
Marcelo Xicarte Marcelo Xicarte ... Carlos / Tenso's friend
Luis Herrera Luis Herrera ... The black / El negro
Martín Salazar Martín Salazar ... Gabriel
Oscar Nuñez Oscar Nuñez ... Amílcar
Benjamín Amadeo ... Damian Kepelsky
Mercedes Morán ... Blanca (voice)
Julieta Zylberberg ... María
Violeta Urtizberea Violeta Urtizberea ... Paola
Lucía Maciel Lucía Maciel ... Lorena
Guillermo Francella ... Real estate employee / Empleado inmobiliaria
Daniel Casablanca Daniel Casablanca ... Marito
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Storyline

Tenso (Adrián Suar) doesn't know how to deal with his wife, Tana (Valeria Bertuccelli); how to tell her that he wants to separate because the relationship is a completely mess due to her terrible temper. She constantly lives in a bad mood: if she doesn't complain about the weather she does about the government; if she doesn't complain about the neighbors she does about the teenagers... or whatever. Carlos, a friend of Tenso, suggests him to invert the situation... and cause Tana to leave him. Tenso wonders how, and Carlos has a suggestion: to hire the Cuervo Flores (Gabriel Goity), an old irresistible seducer that will try to charm his wife until she falls in love with him, and so, the Tenso finally finds the solution to his problems... Written by Roberto Arévalo

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

14 August 2008 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

A Boyfriend for My Wife See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Luis Luque was originally cast in the film as El Cuervo Flores, but had to drop out due to a conflicting schedule. See more »

Connections

Remade as Um Namorado para Minha Mulher (2016) See more »

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Quieren matar al ladrón
Performed by Cacho Castaña
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Romantic?Comedy drama that was biggest hit of 2008 in Argentina
15 June 2009 | by raskimonoSee all my reviews

Slow-paced by American Standards romantic comedy has its charms. Plot is basic. Man is married. Man no longer feels happy in marriage. Man wants out. Man finds a man to woo his wife away. Thus the English translation, A boyfriend for my wife. Surprisingly low key since the title professes to offer buffoonery but instead gives you a Tootsie style of comedy. Actors play it low-key and very real and one will be forgiven if they forget that they are watching a comedy considering the lead actress is so good at playing a bitch. In fact, without her performance, the movie would not work. We've seen this movie before. It offers no shockers but a sweet ending that is well-handled and a screenplay that is not forced even though you know the beats a makes it a pleasurable diversion. This continues a good tradition of Argentine cinema and its obsession with honesty and reality over extravagant fiction/unreality in terms of tone, direction and staging of scenes.


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