A librarian facing a mid-life crisis travels to Costa Rica.


Juan Feldman


Juan Feldman (story), Joel Silverman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcia Gay Harden ... Jane
Ron Canada ... Nelson
Yvette Thor ... Anne
Haydee Bisval Haydee Bisval ... Neighbor (as Haydee 'La Tia' Bisval)
Óscar Jaenada ... Juan Chapa (as Oscar Jaenada)
Huguette Urhausen Huguette Urhausen ... Library Patron in Los Angeles
Beatriz Rojas Cardenas Beatriz Rojas Cardenas ... Angela
Jenna Ortega ... Anna / Juan's daugther
Jackie Torres ... Carmen
Maria Bonilla Maria Bonilla ... Mrs. Rosas (as Maria Bonilla Picado)
Manolo Ruiz Manolo Ruiz ... Teodoro (as Manolo Ruiz Garcia)
Mauricio Astorga Mauricio Astorga ... Jorge
Pablo Cesar Rodriguez Pablo Cesar Rodriguez ... Diego
Diego Serrano Diego Serrano ... Zip Line Instructor
Alvaro Chavez Alvaro Chavez ... Zip Line Instructor


Jane, a librarian has lost her job and is suicidal decides to take a final wonderful trip to Costa Rica before swallowing a bottle of pills, Once there, she meets a younger man Juan, a vibrant tour guide who takes her to all the beautiful places, and becomes intrigued by her aloof intellectualism. He works hard to draw her out, to get her to embrace the Costa Rican motto, "Pura Vida," which means "pure life," but in a broader sense encompasses the national exuberance for living. She inspires him to read the first book he has ever read, and he encourages her to have some fun, relax, and loosen up for the first time in too many years. An unusual but lovely romantic relationship evolves. Written by Anyonymous

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Angela: Pura vida. Oh."pura vida" is what we say instead of "hello" or "goodbye." It means "pure living, pure life." Oh, that way please. Pura vida.
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fun adventure in Costa Rica
25 February 2016 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

When Jane's library job closes down, she takes a trip to Costa Rica to get away. There, she immediately meets tour guide "Juan", who has decided he will take advantage of her, for money, and maybe even for more. Marcia Harden is Jane, who has always been closed in and private, so getting used to the ways of this new country will take some time. They visit one of the parks, where we get to see some beautiful exotic animals. Juan tracks her down at her hotel at an in-opportune time, and convinces her to explore the countryside with him. Hanging out with Juan and seeing the beauty of this foreign land may change her outlook on life. Plain, simple script. Great performances by the (two) actors. There is a dark, moody, brooding, airy side to Jane, which hangs over the entire story. Juan spends the film cheering her up, and kind of forcing her to enjoy herself. Cute story. It has a small, indie feel to it. Good first full length film by Feldman. My one complaint would be the subtitles... they are white, and frequently they can't be seen, when the background is white, yellow, or even light. and when they ARE visible, there are some mistakes here and there. Overall very enjoyable film. Currently showing on Showtime channel.

Written, directed, produced, and edited by Juan Feldman. I see the production company was mano a mano films, which only has one other U.S. film, "The Prey".... which also happens to be a Juan Feldman production.

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21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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