Directed by the Producer of the Academy Awarding Winner "Crash and "The Illusionist", "PAPA Hemingway In Cuba" is a true story about the relationship between Miami journalist Denne Bart Petitclerc (Giovanni Ribisi) and legendary writer Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks). Set during the Cuban revolution, the film co-stars Joely Richardson and Minka Kelly with a cameo by Hemingway's granddaughter, Mariel Hemingway. "PAPA: Hemingway In Cuba" was shot on location in Havana and inside Hemingway's estate, Finca Vigia. It is the first Hollywood film to be shot in Cuba since 1959.Written by
First American film to be shot in Cuba in over 50 years. See more »
The characters of Ernest Hemingway and Ed Myers are wearing Ray Ban sunglasses with the logo on the lens. Ray Bans did not put logos on the lenses until 1982. See more »
In the way of things, fathers are by tradition in compassion supposed to leave their sons at least a little legacy of wisdom to help them get through life. But I don't remember my father ever saying anything memorable. Except those seven words he said that Christmas season, when I was four years old.
Wait here, son. I'll be right back...
I grew up an orphan, like many other children abandoned during the Depression.
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Great scenery, acting, story, action, suspense, and gut-level tears of emotion
I loved this movie and it is a bonus that it is based on true history with a surprising action scene near the end. Good movies need: Good scenery and filming, good acting, good story, action, suspense, surprises, and gut-level emotion and this has it all. I was brought to tears of joy 6 times during the movie which does not happen to me often. The first occurrence of tears was early in the move, near the end of the first scene. What a delight to have that happen to me so early in a movie. This is a good date movie because of pulling on emotional strings. This movie is all about the intense love of friends and family in the life for Ernest Hemingway. I totally can't understand those who are rating this movie low. Strangely the movie is in limited release around the USA. Tell everyone about it! This movie is quality film making and deserves a better chance by way of being general release to all theaters.
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