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The Way He Looks (2014)

Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 7 November 2014 (USA)
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Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.

Director:

Daniel Ribeiro

Writer:

Daniel Ribeiro (script)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ghilherme Lobo ... Leonardo
Fabio Audi Fabio Audi ... Gabriel
Tess Amorim Tess Amorim ... Giovana
Lúcia Romano Lúcia Romano ... Laura
Eucir de Souza Eucir de Souza ... Carlos
Selma Egrei ... Maria
Isabela Guasco Isabela Guasco ... Karina
Victor Filgueiras Victor Filgueiras ... Guilherme
Pedro Carvalho Pedro Carvalho ... Fabio
Guga Auricchio Guga Auricchio ... Carlinhos
Bárbara Pereira Bárbara Pereira ... Marta
Matheus Abreu Matheus Abreu ... William
Naruna Costa Naruna Costa ... Professora Ana
Julio Machado Julio Machado ... Professor Rubens (as Júlio Machado)
Renata Novaes Renata Novaes ... Sandra
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Storyline

Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, arrives at their classroom, new feelings blossom in Leonardo making him question his plans. Written by Daniel Ribeiro

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Taglines:

Not every love happens at first sight.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

7 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Way He Looks See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

BRL 456,110 (Brazil), 10 April 2014, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,334, 7 November 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$101,137, 1 March 2015
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Color:

Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of the three projects selected for the Rencontres Jeunes Réalisateurs of the Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine - Cinémas et Cultures (2009). See more »

Goofs

During the camping trip pool scene, the pool side chairs which Gabriel and Leo go to sit down on are a noticeable distance apart in the long shot. When the shot changes to a close up, they are right beside each other. See more »

Quotes

Leonardo: [hearing a knock at the door] It's Gabriel. We're doing an assignment and he came to pick me up here.
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Version of I Don't Want to Go Back Alone (2010) See more »

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Let's Get It On
Written by Marvin Gaye and Ed Townsend (uncredited)
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Publisher: EMI Music
Record label: Universal
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Excellent!
22 April 2014 | by johnnyrodriguesfelipeSee all my reviews

I don't know how to put into words how I enjoyed this movie. It was so awesome to see these brand-new actors interpreting such lovely characters and being part of such an unique experience! The movie is not only about homosexuality, but also about the character's trial to get more independent. All the scenes were very well-written and the ending was so beautiful! The chemistry between Léo (Guilherme Lobo) and Gabriel (Fábio)is perfect!

There were some scenes which I wasn't expecting at all; that only made me like the movie even more!

I cried, I yelled, I laughed...All feelings in one single movie. It's a must-watch.


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