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My Mom Is a Character (2013)

Minha Mãe é uma Peça: O Filme (original title)
After another spat with her kids, Dona Hermínia decides to take some time off from them and hides away in her aunt's house, where she reminisces about her kids in an age when they still needed her.


André Pellenz


Paulo Gustavo (inspired by the works of), Paulo Gustavo (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paulo Gustavo Paulo Gustavo ... Dona Hermínia
Rodrigo Pandolfo Rodrigo Pandolfo ... Juliano
Mariana Xavier ... Marcelina
Alexandra Richter Alexandra Richter ... Iesa
Ingrid Guimarães Ingrid Guimarães ... Soraia
Suely Franco Suely Franco ... Tia Zélia
Herson Capri ... Carlos Alberto
Samantha Schmütz Samantha Schmütz ... Waldéia
Mônica Martelli Mônica Martelli ... Mônica
Malu Valle Malu Valle ... Dona Lourdes
Bruno Bebianno Bruno Bebianno ... Garib
Renata Ricci Renata Ricci ... Andrea
Gabriel Galvão Gabriel Galvão ... André Luiz criança
Karol Lannes Karol Lannes ... Marcelina criança (as Ana Karolina Lannes)
Augusto César Jr. Augusto César Jr. ... Juliano criança


Film version of the hit play, the film follows the misadventures of Dona Herminia, a middle-aged, retired mother of three whose biggest concern are her kids. Well, used to be, now that they're practically grown up, they don't exactly need their mothers often overwhelming attention, which is the cause of much confusion. Written by Anonymous

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21 June 2013 (Brazil) See more »

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Minha Mãe é uma Peça See more »


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BRL5,500,000 (estimated)

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For me, the best Brazilian comedy until now.

Honestly, I am very critical about comedy movies, especially Brazilian's ones, which are always full of jargon and clichés. This adaptation of Paulo Gustavo is excellent. Outstanding ! Is perfect his representation of his own mother, based in real stories, experienced by him. Paul's impeccable performance, as well as, Rodrigo Pandolfo and Mariana Xavier. Weak point was the performance of Ingrid Guimarães and Herson Capri, perhaps by their poor script that could have a little more spice ... lacked just that for me. Excellent, as everyone in the theater with me, we recognize some of our mothers this crazy and cute Mrs Herminia. I have expectation for a sequence. For me, the best Brazilian comedy until now. Ps.: Do not forget to see the final credits, there is a surprise!!

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